Good morning, friends and followers. I’ve got one more interview left, and there might be another coming in before tomorrow. This one is from EvanescentDreams, who might have been eaten by one of the Nano monsters, because she didn’t respond to my follow-ups or post a word count. But here’s what (she?) had to say:
Hi, readers of this blog. I’m not really an imposter; I’m being interviewed:
NaNoWriMo and I:
This year is my first go at NaNoWriMo, so I am most definitely a NaNoNewbie.
I have wanted to write a novel for many a year; NaNo simply gave me the metaphorical kick in the behind I needed. I decided to participate after discovering the concept on Youtube, (oh, the Internet) while searching “How to write a novel”, or something similar, and said concept appealed to me immediately because, well, it seemed (and still does seem) such an amazing, inspiring, brilliant idea. The community is a very lovely and welcoming one, as well.
What are you writing about this year?
I am writing a novel inspired by the concept of the Grim Reaper; The idea is, every few centuries, the current Death takes on an apprentice, whose job is to assist Death in their usual activities, and to take over when the current Death retires. This system has worked for time immemorial. But the new (and unwilling) apprentice is horrified by the Afterlife, and, deciding he has nothing to lose, rebels against Death’s reign of tyranny.
What is your favorite book – you have to pick just one!
My favourite book… I have so many… This is so difficult… The Amber Spyglass, (by Philip Pullman) I think. It encapsulates everything I want in a novel: Beautiful and vivid prose, engaging characters, edge-of-your-seat pace, wonderful originality, and, re-readability.
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