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Know the Novel: Part Two - Immersed in Story




It has been a hot minute since I posted part one of this series, I don’t even have an excuse. goes into corner of shame but I finally reached the halfway point in Project: Raven and I am so excited to tell you all about it!


1.      How’s the writing going overall?

I set this project down over December through mid-February before I picked it up again, and I am glad I took a break from it. After my little brake the many ideas swirling in my head for this story needed to be written down, so I did just that, wrote. After the flood gates opened there was no turning back. The characters cough Raven cough DEMANDED that their story be written. That they have a happy ending. They still haven’t sold me on happy ending…


I am currently at 65k and quickly climbing, I can’t wait to see how many words it will be by the end! Needless to say, writing is flowing so hard that I can’t stop it! 🤣


2.       What has been the most fun aspect of writing the novel so far?

I must say the dialogue between Carson and Raven, it is chefs kiss the emotion, actions, and banter they have between one another is so amusing. 😆 Each time I write an argument I think of all the ways that it could go wrong… and has. (No, I am not going to tell you how it goes wrong. Yet. Hehe 😋)


3.      What do you think of your characters at this point? Who is your favorite to write about?

This is an extremely hard question; they are both so unique and complicated that it is difficult to choose.

Raven, because:


A -she is a girl (easier for me to write then a boy)


B -she is cool, like really cool 😎 I know that isn’t a very good reason, but her backstory makes her not just dangerous but deadly, and I really like writing deadly characters.


4.      Has your novel surprised you in any way?

Yes. it has surprised me once. When Carson insisted that his POV be written in, and I must say it was a very good thing that he was spoiled and thought that he needed to be in the spotlight.


5.      Have you come across any problem areas?

Also, yes. but I don’t think I am going to elaborate other than saying it was a hard chapter to write.


6.      What is your biggest victory with writing the novel at this point?

The character development, I have never written characters with such a big and difficult arc. And it is turning out beautifully.


But a different victory is when a few friends of mine told me that they loved this story, when they started shipping characters, when they begged me to write the next chapter.  When my mom said that she loved it and when my little sister kept asking what my word count was. those were the greatest victories so far.

many hugs to everyone


7.      If you were transported into your novel and became any one of the characters, which one do you think you’d be? Would you take any different actions then they have?

This may seem strange, but I am not going to pick any of the MCs, I am going to pick a very small side character.


Sophia Love.


She is sweet and caring, the youngest child and only girl in a family of eight. I think, as of now, I would have taken all the same actions that she has taken (except not drinking the tea…)


Here is a little collage I made for her!


(all images from Pinterest)


8.      Give us the first sentence or paragraph and then 2 (or 3!) favorite quotes!

“You want me to do what?” Raven exclaimed, jaw dropping wide. Planting her feet, she started to push her chair back on the dark maple floor as she swiftly stood.


And now for my favorite quotes!! squeals


Snippet 1


Why did I do it?

The question burned in the back of Raven’s mind as she made her way back through the halls of her cage. The kid – Carson – whatever you wanted to call him – had no idea what he was getting into. She had just been curious. Her hand involuntarily trembled. I have to keep a better hold of that thing that lives in me. Her brow furrowed. It would be quite the task. It already had its fangs so deep in her being. Giving herself a mental shake, she froze.


Snippet 2


“Admit it. This is pointless.” Roy’s complaint echoed through the high-ceilinged library. It seemed like they had been looking through books, papers, and files for hours. Which they probably had been. Whoever said reading was a way to travel without moving your feet was sorely wrong. 


Snippet 3


Her hand followed where her mind wanted, flowing swiftly to a little throwing knife strapped to her leg. All she had to do was turn slightly, aim right, and then throw. It was so simple, so easy. So right. She stopped herself instantly. Right? What about what she had just thought was right? None of it, none of it was right at all. Flipping the knife in the air, it landed tip-down in the dirt, waiting for her to change her mind. 

It was no use trying to play with fate; it would find her in its time.


9.      Share an interesting tidbit about the writing process so far! (For example: Have you made any hilarious typos? Derailed from your outline? Killed off a character? Changed projects entirely? Anything you want to share!)

My outline was quickly dismissed, as when I outlined this book, I outlined it with one POV and one MC but now I have two POVs and two MCs and not even to mention the plot twist that got put in there shakes head and as for funny typos here is one that I did just the other day:


Roy shook his head, there wasn’t a single point left, not even one that he could wipe his nose on. Hehe… wipe his nose on? what am I thinking??? Lol alright let us continue the story.


So yeah, that was really funny when I wrote that, I thought I was going to die from laughter. Here are a few graphics that I made! They are quotes from Project: Raven






 

10.  Take us on a tour of what a normal writing day for this novel looks like. Where do you write? What time of day? Alone or with others? Is a lot of coffee (or some other drink) consumed? Do you light candles? Play music? Get distracted by social media (*cough, cough*)? Tell all!

On average I write in the early morning or late night.

Music, tea, and my brainstorming notebook are all things that I need to function.

I write either at my desk or on the corner of the couch.


Lets Chat!

What do you think about Project: Raven so far? Does it sound interesting? Comment your thoughts!


Rock on,

K. Florence

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I love this post!! Your WIP sounds amazing ❤ Also, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Here's the post: https://thehumorousbookworm.wordpress.com/2024/05/05/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

I'd love it if you'd participate, but no pressure!! 😉

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Project: Raven sounds amazing!!

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Thank you so much! 😊

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