Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Quiz

Today I posted a "getting to know you (and by 'you' I mean 'your work')" quiz for the summer writing challenge I'm hosting. It's been a while since I introduced myself here, so I'll post a tailored version of the questions and my responses for any newish blog readers. Feel free to answer the quiz questions yourself in the comments!

What are you working on this summer? New project on continuing a work-in-progress? Novel, short story, or other? Genre? And what's it about?

I'm working on The Owl Bearer, a novel in progress. It's Science Fiction with a side of Romance. It's a coming-of-age story set on a far-future Earth that has been largely depopulated by a nano-engineered plague. When space-dwelling humans arrive with the intention of resettling the planet, Willa, an ambitious, overconfident young woman from an insular and xenophobic culture, travels to a distant island to serve as her people's envoy at a global summit meeting. There, she uncovers truths about her past and faces threats to her future, while trying her best to not fall in love with the feckless "spacer" assigned to be her aide.


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  2. I'm curious about your summer writing challenge. What kind of challenge?

  3. The challenge is completely individualized: whatever you want to work on, and whatever goal (word count, page count, hours spent writing) you will find challenging yet realistic. We're setting goals monthly and reporting our progress week by week. I'm hosting it over at the names message board I belong to (I know that sounds weird), but you can totally join if you want to! We'd love to have you. You can just post your progress over here. And a few of the participants already "know" you, because I pimped Library Hungry over there and a few of them have become devotees. :)

  4. Oh, I really wish. I definitely need to plan ahead if I'm going to take on a writing challenge, though--it requires the cooperation of too many outside entities.

    But I'm flattered that you're singing my praises across the wide internets. This also explains why I have this surprisingly large number of hits coming from a baby naming website--I saw the source but could not figure that out!

    I really do want to set myself down to plough through to the end of the one book I started, and to plan out a solid structure for another. In the fall, I think--not NaNo, but maybe September. I'll "meet" you then!