Monday, October 21, 2013

Of Authors and NaNo

Honestly, the life of a fictional character is for the birds!

Kendra has been writing about me for nearly six now (and I existed in her head before that), and still my book isn't published. Why? Well, it has a lot to do with this stupid thing called NaNo.

NaNoWriMo is an insane attempt to write fifty thousand words in one month. Kendra discovered it October 31st, 2010 ... and decided to write Sew, It's a Quest, a book she'd been plotting for a measly six months, instead of mine (she says she considered mine, but didn't want to do start over at that point. Excuses). Until this point, she had had every intention of making my book the first she published ... but not anymore. The honor of first published character of Kendra's went to Robin. Ugh!

Anyways, enough of the pity party. Honestly, my story is probably just as insane as any of her Bookania Quests, or this new The Ankulen that she published in September. (Jen is another pretentious character who likes to steal my place. Okay, I suppose oldest character ought to have gone to Tiger Lilly, but that's another issue. Tiger's book has at least been written.)

Anyways, it's nearing NaNo time yet again, and Kendra says that she's doing NaNo, and that Jen is too ... Just for the record, Jen has no idea that she's one of Kendra's characters. Lucky her. 

This means that Kendra will probably have NO time for writing my book (and she just informed me that she hit a lull point, so it probably won't form a temptation either.) So I'm going to be at loose ends ...

Which means that I might as well do NaNo, too. 

It can't be that hard (insane maybe, but not too hard) since Kendra has done it three years in a row, and the only reason she dropped out last year was that she was editing as well, and she says editing and writing don't go well together.

No, I'm not going to tell you what I'm writing about. I have an idea, but if I tell it to you, Kendra will find out (bother authors!) and she'll start giving me "advice" and her "opinions."

Well, as they say - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sew, It's a Quest.

"What are you doing here! Skewwood Forest is no place for a Prince!" - Robin

Despite the fact that this blog is supposed to be classics only, my author insists that I review her published book today, because it's free for the next five days, and because she just published it's sequel, Do You Take This Quest? 

I asked her if she wants my honest opinion - and she said yes ... since she knows I don't sugar-coat my opinions of her work.

Sew, It's a Quest sounds like a fifteen-year-old wrote it. I don't care if she was fifteen, obviously fifteen-year-olds have no business publishing books. Everything is choppy, characters go flat at critical moments ... and Kendra seems to think that she can make up for all this by adding in her "humor."


Okay, I'll give that it's an interesting spin on Sleeping Beauty, and I did like Robin. (Kendra say's she's a lot like me, but that is so not true. Robin lacks my poise and grace - and she can't shoot a bow worth a flip. I can. AND I DON'T CARE THAT SHE CAN COOK. WHO NEEDS COOKING ANYWAYS!!!!)


Personally, I wouldn't even touch the sequel with a ten-foot pole ... but, knowing Kendra, I'll be forced to read (and review) it some time or another.

I'm so looking forward to it.

"Thou dost not cut cube roots with a kite!" - Doranna.
(See what I mean about her humor? Let's not even mention the punchline.) 

And, Kendra - I've only posted two actual reviews on here - I know your computer's down, and all that ... but two reviews? Kendra, seriously!