Monday, October 27, 2014

Beautiful Books - Plottery Talk {October 2014}

You all probably know by now Beautiful People is like my favorite blogging thing ever. I get to answer a list of questions about my characters, which happens to be my favorite thing to talk about. Um, yes please! Well, the beautiful Beautiful People (yes, I just said that) hosts Sky and Cait decided to do something awesome for the next three months.

Beautiful Books Button

Yes, Beautiful BOOKS. In honor of NaNoWriMo (which happens in less than a week? WHAAAT???) they’re doing a linkup revolving around our NaNo books (or any current WIP if you’re not doing NaNo). For this month they’re asking questions about plotting. In November it’ll focus on writing. And then questions centered around editing in December. Brilliant, right? I thought so. To the point of squealing when they announced it. In a dignified manner, of course. Ahem.

. . .Except I’m joining in the first one right at the tail end of it. Whoops. BUT I couldn’t really answer questions about my NaNo novel when I hadn’t, ya know, figured it out yet myself. Thankfully I’ve officially finished up all NaNo prepping and my novel is completely plot-ified. *cue applause*

I suppose this first edition will be ending soon (being as how October decided to take it upon itself to speed into hyperdrive, it really should get a ticket for that), but there are still a few days yet to join in! So if you want to dive deeper into your NaNo novel before November gets here or just beautify your current WIP get yourself on over to Sky's post and/or Cait's, snag those questions, and linkup! You know you want to. *wriggles eyebrows*

Alrighty, heeere we go!

More White than Stars Book Cover

1. What came first: characters or plot idea? Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Well, I’m writing the fifth book of a series I started on my first NaNo. I write each book for each NaNo. And the first spark of this series came from a picture of an elf girl I randomly found on the internet. There was so much story in that one picture, and I knew I wanted to write that girl’s tale. From there more characters cropped up, and some dragons, and next thing I knew I had a series. But the characters definitely came first. They usually do. Characters rule my life. >.>

Plotter or pantser? Heheheh. This is kind of a tricky question. See, I’m a pantser, always have been. I love it! Sitting down in front of a blank document and letting the words flow, discovering the story as I go along, it’s thrilling! But. . .not so thrilling when the Great Wall of Writer’s Block pops up and your creativity smacks right dab into it, leaving you befuddled and tired. Pantsing is a fantastic ride, but it comes with a lot of writer’s block since I don’t actually ever know what is going to happen next and I have to figure it out. Writing that way is slow going. And you can’t have slow writing in NaNoWriMo, that defeats the purpose. So, pantser though I am, I actually go to excessive plotting for all my NaNo novels. I literally have a full 10k chapter by chapter outline for this year’s. And character bios and a map of the world and yeah. I’m pretty prepared. There shall be no writer’s block in November! *shakes fist*

2. Do you have a title and/or a “back-cover-blurb”?
More White than Stars is its title. Stars play a big part in it and there’s. . .a lot of white stuff everywhere. White hair, white snow, white. . .stars. Yeeeah.

And I do have a blurb. . .White Dragon

Iavin is not much thought of by his parents. Or himself, really. So he expected to be happy when he is chosen by a dragon, a white dragon at that, the rarest and most sacred of the species. Now he can prove himself, make his parents proud. Right? In reality, he's scared out of his wits.

Iavin's partner, Sayleth, is a mystery, to put it lightly. Her white hair, pale eyes, and even paler complexion raise questions enough, but the fact that she's a mute and never even attempts to explain where she came from adds to the mysterious shroud surrounding her. Iavin doesn't know how he's going to be a dragon rider partner to this curious, beautiful girl when his tongue ties in knots every time he's in her presence.

It doesn't help matters that less than twenty-four hours after he's initiated as a dragon rider Princess Iraila is captured, forcing the King to send out these new dragon riders across Aerigethel in search for her. Not exactly how Iavin wished to start out his already terrifying new life.

Iavin, Sayleth, and their two white dragons, Nemayn and Daeomin, are sent northwest to the region of Silhendait where the temperatures are cold and so are the people. Confusion clouds Iavin's mind when they discover the land is being held together by a young man with hair equally as white as Sayleth's. This boy, Cael, is believed to have fallen from the sky to protect Silhendait with his strange powers. Iavin doesn't know what to think, but he almost wants to believe it. There's something alluring about the white headed boy. But when Iavin, Sayleth, and their dragons are forced to the frigid mountains in the north, Iavin is plunged into a part of his world he never even knew existed. In freezing lands with strange people and dark plots, Iavin learns the mysteries of his partner and Cael are deeper than he ever imagined, and the peaceful times of Aerigethel will all too soon be tainted with blood, death, and war. Can frail Iavin, who can hardly hold up a sword, be able to put aside his insecurities before the world he knows and loves is gone forever?

I know, it’s so long. o.O I wrote it three different times and each time it refused to get any shorter. I’m seriously the worst at synopses. Me and summarizing things in a quick manner just. . .no.

3. What wordcount are you aiming for when your novel is finished?


These books always end up being long. Like LONG, long. The first one ended at over 200k words. What? o.o See why I can’t make synopses? I am getting a little better at compacting stories but they still end up far longer than I mean for them to. I guess for this one, anywhere from 80k to 100k would be good. But it’ll probably end up longer. >.>

4. Sum up your novel in 3 sentences.
*blinks* Did I not just SAY I can’t do short summaries?? *siiigh* Okay. . .

Insecure boy and mysterious mute girl get chosen as dragon riders.
Princess gets captured.
Adventure ensues.

I know. Your mind is blown.

Okay, I just made it sound like the most cliché medieval fantasy story in the history of ever. . . I’m not good at summaries, okay???

5. Sum up your characters in one word each.
Oh, first three sentences and now only three words? I can do this, I can do this.

Iavin: Insecure
Sayleth: Mysterious
Cael: Manipulative

Ha, there!

6. Which character are you most excited to write? Tell us about them!
IavinOooh man. I’m really excited about ALL my characters. I’ve got quite an interesting cast ahead of me. But. . .but. . .to be perfectly truthful the character I’m most excited about is Cael, which sorta kinda happens to be the villain-ish person for this particular novel. *COUGH* Is that wrong? It might be wrong. Also, the next question asks about the villain, so I guess for this question I’m going to go with my main POV character, Iavin. Because, really, I’m kind of itching to get inside his head and settle there for a month. He’s going to be a delight to write about, I can already tell.

Although there are occasional other POVs throughout the novel, Iavin takes the main spotlight. It’s really his story, even if it focuses on other people. (I think I just contradicted myself. Oh, I don’t know!) I actually just did a post all about Iavin, Sayleth, and Cael if you want a more in depth look on my motley cast. But I’ll try to do a quick summary (ha ha) of Iavin here.

Iavin is, as mentioned multiple times already, insecure. His parents expect much out of him but he can’t really deliver. Then he’s thrust into all sorts of peril and is as lost and confuzzled as a bee in a twister. But he’s kind of adorable for it. Maybe his one word above should have been adorable instead of insecure, because he is. His shy and awkward self just makes my heart swell.

But I think what I love most about Iavin is the fact that he’s just all around nice. I LOVE antihero type characters, those gray characters that are sometimes good and sometimes bad, usually snarky, full of sarcastic comments. So much fun. But, sometimes, I want my protagonist to just be nice. Sometimes it gets tiresome having our heroes always dipping into the gray areas. Characters need to be human, yes, and, like I said, those are my favorite types. But every now and again it’s a breath of fresh air to just have an all around nice person as our hero. So yes, I think it’s going to be great spending a month with sweet, little Iavin and his adorkable self.

7. What about your villain? Who is he, what is his goal?
So after that big speech let me totally contradict myself (because I seem to do that a lot) and tell you about the character I’m REALLY excitedCael about.

While Iavin and Sayleth have vaguely been roaming through my brain for years, Cael literally popped out just a couple weeks ago when I was outlining, and demanded to not only be a humongous part of this one book but the entire series. He singlehandedly changed the overall plot of the series I’ve been working on for four years in mere seconds. >.> That alone probably tells you something about him.

Cael fits the bill for the gray characters I was talking about earlier, snark and sarcastic comebacks included. And yes, I like him. A lot. *cough* I guess calling him an antihero is a little generous. Being as how he’s the villain and all. But unlike the main main villain of the series, he’s not just going to go around murdering whoever gets in his way. There’s actually a shred of decency inside that pompous head of his. In fact, sometimes he’s just nice, even while tearing apart the entire world. It’s pretty confusing for poor Iavin and Sayleth.

His goal? Well, that’s a bit spoiler-y, don’t you think? Let’s just say he’s trying to build a better world for himself and a certain group of people. Even though that means, you know, destroying the peaceful world. Details, details.

8. What is your protagonist’s goal? And what stands in the way?
The original goal for Iavin and Sayleth was to search for their captured princess and if they find her bring her back home. Easy peasy. But then, you know, a certain white headed boy appeared and the simple rescue mission turned into a save-the-world kind of thing. It happens.

But as far as personal goals. . . Iavin just wants to survive his new life as a dragon rider without making a complete blundering job of it. The problem: A bunch of guys with weapons and desire for world domination. Like Iavin was going to get to live in his world’s peaceful years during his service as a dragon rider. Pffft.

And for Sayleth. She just wants to keep her world safe. I think you can guess what stands in her way by now.

9. What inciting incident begins your protagonist’s journey?
Iavin is initiated as an official dragon rider after many months of rigorous training, and then bam, the princess gets captured that very night. So the king is forced to send out these brand new dragon riders in search for her. Nice way to start out his already scary life as a dragon rider, right? I thought so.

10. Where is your novel set?
A medieval fantasy world I made up called Aerigethel. The majority of the novel takes place in the snowy mountains of the north. But a good chunk of it is inside the hilly green land of Sivral where Iavin and most of the other characters are from.

Rocky Fields

11. What are three big scenes in your novel that change the game completely?
Princess is captured and the dragon riders are sent to search for her.
Iavin and Sayleth meet strange white headed boy in the neighboring kingdom.
Oops, strange white headed boy is imprisoning Sayleth. Now why would he do that?

12. What is the most dynamic relationship your character has? Who else do they come in contact with or become close to during the story?
I’ll stick with Iavin for this question since he really is my main protagonist. The one he’s closest to is actually his dragon, Nemayn (who I realize I haven’t even mentioned yet, shameful!). Dragons and riders have a mental link that connect them at an extremely deep level. Since Iavin is too shy and awkward to make friends, feels pretty uncomfortable around his parents, and has no siblings, Nemayn is really the only one he’s gotten close to. She has a knack for pulling him out of his comfort zone, which isn’t always a good thing in his eyes, but what can you do? She’s mischievous, adventurous, and flighty. And though she rather be out chasing butterflies while Iavin reads, they’re alwaysSayleth there for a supporting ear and a nudge of encouragement.

With Sayleth, well, let’s just say Iavin admires her, a lot. But being as how she can’t speak and he’s too awkward to hold a one sided conversation, their relationship is a little iffy. Sayleth, though, is a very kind, gracious, gentle person. She never hesitates to offer a smile. Iavin wants to get close to her, but he’s so uncomfortable around her he can’t do much but babble incoherently in her presence. But, you know, when two people are thrown into life-threatening circumstances they tend to put aside fears and learn to trust in one another. Iavin and Sayleth’s relationship grows into a sweet one through the course of the novel. I look forward to watching it blossom.

And then there’s Cael. Cael actually becomes one of the first people in Iavin’s life that actually acts like he genuinely wants to be Iavin’s friend. Iavin learns to really enjoy Cael’s company. Until, you know, bad stuff happens. But Cael being the conflicting person he is still almost holds a tiny strand of friendship with Iavin. Ish. It gets pretty confusing for Iavin.

13. How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?
I think Iavin will always be the awkward introvert he is, but after such circumstances I inflict on him, he can’t help but discover he’s far more adept and confident than he would have ever otherwise believed.

14. Do you have an ending in mind, or do you plan to see what happens?
Like I said, I went a little overboard with a chapter by chapter outline. So yep, I’ve got the ending all planned out. It ends on a satisfying note, but more of a calm before the storm thing. The next two books are the big finales, so this ends kind of leading up to that. The characters are happy, but they know the suffering has just begun.

Ready for War

15. What are your hopes and dreams for your book? What impressions are you hoping this novel will leave on your readers and yourself? (This is your mission statement, one you can look back on when the road gets tough.)
That it won’t kill me before the end of November. Okay, okay. Really, right now this series is just for fun. I mean, I would LOVE to see it published someday, but it’s so huge and disastrous that may never happen. And if it does, that’s maaany years in the future, and it probably won’t even look like the same series after rewrites occur. But I do love it, so much. I can’t even express what a special place it holds in my heart. I’ve spent all my years of NaNoing in this world of Aerigethel and have a couple left with it. I really would love to see it maybe, someday on bookstore shelves.

And for an impression, I want the reader walking away from it with the realization that no matter how small or insecure you may feel, you have SO much worth. It doesn’t matter what others may think of you. God loves you and created you into a beautiful human being. He put you here for a reason. As long as you cling to Him, hold on to hope and faith, you can find the strength to do what you never thought you had the courage for. The smallest of people can make the hugest impact.

. . .

Whoo, if you made it through all that I applaud you! I apologize for my long answers. I may be a teeny tiny bit excited for this book. NaNoWriMo is almost heeeere!

So do you have a novel in the plotting stage? TELL ME ABOUT IT.


  1. Your book sounds like a ton of fun! You've got some fantastic character names too. :) Iavin seems absolutely loveable.

    Best wishes for NaNo!

    1. Oh, thank you! I'm really looking forward to writing it. My characters are already poking me to get started. Soon, guys, soon.

      You as well! :D

  2. AHHH! FANTASY!!! I love all of this so bad. I ADORE fantasy. I wrote 6 fantasy books when I was 15/16 and...since then? Nada. It makes me sad, because there's so much you can do with fantasy worlds....creating races, climates, politics. *happy sigh* I'm going to get back into it one day. But woah, yours get long! My longest was 160K and I figured I'd end up breaking it into two smaller books. Hehe. But then...a lot of famous authors have super long fantasies, right? *cough Sarah J Maas cough* x)
    I hope you have a super good time writing this!! Will we get updates as NaNo goes along?!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

    1. *sneaks into conversation*
      Ahem. ...I was never here.
      *vanishes in a swirl of a dark cloak*

    2. *blushes* Thank you so much! Isn't fantasy the BEST??? Fantasy is basically my life. Actually, used to it was ALL I wrote but just the last couple of years I've dabbled in other genres, but I always fall back to fantasy. I can't stay away from it long.

      CAIT. You muuuust write more fantasy!!! Like Deborah said, you would be utterly BRILLIANT at it. I can't even imagine all the awesome things your creative mind would come up with.

      True, true. Fantasy is pretty famous (or perhaps infamous?) for its length. But I do wish I can keep mine to a manageable length. It's quite a problem.

      Oh yes! I'll be keeping up with my NaNo progress on my little bloggy. Or just proving that NaNo strips me of what little saneness I still cling to. ;)

      But of course! Giiirl, your blog is kind of one of my top favorites ever. You're SO fun! I stink at commenting due to life (okay, more like laziness *cough*) but I read all your posts and enjoy them each immensely. Thank YOU for stopping by over here. ^_^


    That is about my reaction at this point. *FLAIIIIIIIL* IT'S SO BEAUUUUUUTIFUL!!!! ^____^ I absolutely ADORE the sound of this thing! (And yes, I read the whole thing. Pfft. Of course I did. How could I STOP reading about such a fascinating, awesome story??)

    AND DAT SUMMARY!!!!!!!!! Oh. my. goodness. You're not good at syopses??? EXCUUUUUSE ME??? *flails some more* Aside from being a mite long (which is fine with me--more about this awesome story that I'm dying to hear more about anyway!) it's just a MARVELOUS synopses!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH I love it! It's so gripping and beautifully written and waaaaaaaahhhh now I wanna read it and you haven't even written it yet and I haven't read the first four and just. *sniffles* All your books are so awesome I wish they were all finished and sitting on my shelf/computer right NOW. (Except that miiiiight be a bit of a problem because I'd spend the next several months doing absolutely NOTHING but reading them, which would kind of be bad for NaNo productivity. XD)

    Best of luck on NaNo!!!! I KNOW you can do it! And it's going to be absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! This story. Just. Wow. I love it. Thanks for this fascinating peek into it!!! ^_^


      *squees* SO MUCH NICE. Thank yoooouuuu!!!! Because I was kind of mourning the state of my synopsis. I can't tell you how happy you just made me!
      Oh my goodness, Celti. You are just the absolutely best. <333

      YOU TOOO! It's going to be an EPIC NaNo for the both of us. We'll make it that way! *fistpump*

  4. (*Sigh*) Your story sounds so beautiful... I am already in love with Sayleth!! It's got to be interesting to work with a mute character. Out of curiosity, have you read the book "The Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge? (It's one of those sweet fantasy story I will never stop loving!!) I cannot wait to read more of your posts! Good luck on NaNoWriMo! I'm doing it for the first time this year & am so pumped/nervous!! <3

    1. Oh my! Thank you so much! I'm glad it doesn't sound TOO cliche. I love Sayleth myself. I really look forward to writing her and the challenge of writing a mute character. It's going to be a new experience but I've got a few tricks up my sleeve to make it work. It's going to be a lotta fun, methinks. :D

      No...I'm ashamed to say I've never even heard of that book. But I totally just added it to my GoodReads to-read shelf. It looks fantastic! Thank you so much for mentioning it, I'm always on the hunt for more fantasies to read!

      Thank you! AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!! Don't be nervous, you're going to have an absolutely BLAST. Trust me. I'll never forget my first NaNo. It was the most magical experience I've ever had. You're going to do great!

    2. Ooohh!! You are in for a treat, then!! That book has been a favorite of mine for years!! :)
      And thank you! I'm really interested to see how my book is going to go... I've plotted & sketched character traits, and pretty much all I can do at the moment. We can all do this together!!

  5. Your synopsis and your characters and storyworld and EVERYTHING ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY AND AWESOME-SOUNDING!! :D
    I also made you a slightly shortened synopsis (from 369 words to 263) if you want it, because I am a meddling fiend who likes to meddle. And write synopses. So here it is. Please don't be offended, your synopsis is so wonderful wonderful wonderful! I just really wanted to try my hand at it. :( sorry.
    Iavin is not much thought of by his parents. Or himself. So when he is chosen by the rare and sacred white dragon, he finally has the chance to prove himself. If only he weren’t so terrified.
    Iavin’s partner Sayleth is a beauty shrouded in silence. Her white hair and pale features raise questions enough, but the fact that she cannot speak a word adds to the mystery surrounding her. Who is she, and where did she come from? She makes no effort to explain.
    Before Iavin can come to grips with his frightening new life or a partner that makes him tongue-tied, the Princess Iralia is captured, sending Iavin, Sayleth, and their dragons, Nemayn and Daeominon, on a journey to the north, where the temperatures are cold and so are the people. There they find Cael, a boy said to have fallen from the sky, and possessing strange powers. What is really alarming though, is his white hair and pale features, so similar to Sayleth’s.
    When Iavin, Sayleth, and their dragons are forced to flee into the frigid mountains, Iavin is plunged into a part of his world he never even knew existed. In freezing lands with strange people and dark plots, Iavin learns the mysteries of his partner and Cael are deeper than he ever imagined, and the peaceful times of their land will all too soon be tainted with blood, death, and war.
    Can frail Iavin, who can hardly hold up a sword, be able to put aside his insecurities before the world he knows and loves is gone forever?

    1. Awww, THANK YOU!!! I'm so glad you think so. ^_^

      OH MY GOODNESS. Don't apologize. That's AWESOME!!! You're fantastic, Rachel! I looove how you managed to put everything I wrote but compacted it together. You're skilled, girl!! Thank you! I love what you did with it! :D

    2. *WHEW!* I was so worried I'd overstepped my bounds. I'm glad you like it!! :D It's yours to use if you so wish. :) Well, I mean.....obviously. What am *I* going to do with a blurb of someone else's story? XD LOL and thanks! :D

  6. Ohhhhhh boy. This is undoubtedly one of those stories that instantly lodges itself in my heart--before really reading a word of it--simply because it has so many things I love in a book. Iavin is an utterly adorable hero, Sayleth is SO intriguing, and Cael. I have a feeling he's immensely entertaining/frustrating/chilling all at once. (And what you said about antiheroes, in regard to Iavin not being one--YES. I AGREE.)
    Don't worry, I have the same problem summing up my books in so few words. When I broke down my fantasy WIP to a twenty-word blurb, I thought it sounded cliche too. >.> Maybe it's because there are only so and so many plots in existence, so when we cut away all the trimmings, all that makes our story unique, what we have left is only a slight variance on an age-old plot patern. At least, thinking that way makes me feel better about it. ;P

    1. *clutches heart* Thank you, thank you, thank you! You summed up my charries perfectly! They're definitely those things. Annnd I kind of can't wait to write about them. Even frustrating Cael. (Okay, mostly frustrating Cael. *COUGH* Whatiswrongwithme?)

      *le gasp* I LOVE THAT. You're always so SMART. That's just...yes! I think I've had those thoughts running in my head but never really knew how to explain it. And here you've done it! Because, as you said, if I trim away all the little twists and things and just give the overall plot it sounds painfully cliche. I kind of hate explaining this series to people sometimes because, gracious, it sounds cliche just summing it up. But when you really get IN the story, there's some more unique things within. (Or, ya know, I hope.) Aaaahhhh! I love what you said!!! Totally makes me feel better too. ;) But I think it's very true.

    2. (Hey look, you just posted that comment. :D And here I am. Almost a real time conversation...)

      I really want to read about these bbys! But there's, what, three or four books before this one? Getthempublishedgirlie! Then I can stuff them into an already-overflowing shelf and have my very own copies forever and ever. <3

      Nothing's wrong with you. Those maddening characters can honestly be the most fun to write. Them and crazy old guys. I have a fondness for those too. XD (Wizard Fenworth, anyone?)

      Oh goodness. *blushes* I've had those thoughts simmering in my head for quite some time already, so it's not like I pull such philosophies out of the blue just like that. ;) I KNOW. When people ask me what my book is about, I have a moment of inner panic (yes, even to this day, after SIX YEARS OF THE SAME STORY--you'd think I'd have a summary memorized). And then I say something as short and to the point as I can manage, which leaves me wanting to say, "But that's not all there is to it! It's so much more than what I just said! I know it sounds like a bajillion other books out there, but you gotta believe it's not (I hope)..." So yes. I totally get that. You're wonderful, btw. <3

    3. Look at that! But...then I wait hours to respond. Whoopsy.

      Yeeeah, this is the fifth book. And the others... O_O Let's just say my writing gets better each year, so those first few, especially the first one, are probably going to end up getting scrapped and totally rewritten when the time comes. Whoo, they're a mess! But that "time" will probably be many years from now. Right now I'm just enjoying the series and not even considering revision until I have all the books written. Three more including More White than Stars. So that puts the last one being written for the 2016 NaNo I guess? And then... *shrugs* Maybe I'll start thinking about revision. Depends on what I'm doing writerly-wise at the time. But I refuse to ever scrap this series completely. I love it, disastrous as it is. Someday I'll make it worth reading. It just might be a loooot of years from now, unfortunately.

      WIZARD FENWORTH. YESSSSH. I have a a character in another novel that reminds me of Wizard Fenworth. He's so much fun to write. And he's a time traveler, so there's that.

      But you still came up with them!
      I DO THE SAME THING. I usually just say for this series it's a high fantasy, dragon rider story. And then just kind of...say stuff happens and whatnot and fizzle out. It's bad.

      Uh, YOU'RE the wonderful one!

    4. Pfft, don't worry. (I wasn't awake long after that comment anyway.)

      Oh do I ever empathize with messy early work... But it's so good that you're concentrating on the fun of writing them! It honestly sounds like such a blast. Makes me want to write them myself. XD Of course, I'll leave THAT to you, dearie.

      That is so funny! I have a Fenworth-ish character too! He's an old man named Wimwhile--and when I say old, I mean centuries--who has the power to control wind/air. He is absolutely hilarious to write because of his huge personality, but I recently looked over that book and discovered he's afflicted with a severe case of rubberitis. His character is extremely flexible, and by that I mean /inconsistent/. In one scene he's full of himself, in another he's half-deaf, then he's hesitant, but before he was bold... Yeeeah. It seems that I changed his character to fulfill each scene's humor slot. XD Still. SO much fun to play around with! (Aaaaand I rambled again. Oops.)

      I feel ya.

      Aww, thanks! <3

    5. Hehe. Neither was I. XD

      Oh, I bet your fantasy series (or is it just a single book?) is way cooler than mine anyway!

      Wimwhile? I LOVE THAT!!!! It's so whimsical! A perfect name for that type of charrie! He can control the wind? :O AWESOOOME. I already like this character!
      Rubberitis? *DIIIIIIES* I. LOVE. THAT. I can't stop laughing! That's too perfect!!! Oh my goodness, you're so witty! I can't. XD

    6. 'Tis a series. I'm rewriting book 1 (third time in two years!), book 2 is drafted but needs to be rewritten, and book 3 is partially drafted... That one will probably be scrapped when the time comes, because so much has changed. And book 4 is still in my head. ;) Way cooler? Nawwww, I don't think so. Yours sounds so amazing! Seriously! I'd love to read them sometime.

      Thanks! I kinda love it too. :) Aw, and thanks again! Maybe you'll get a chance to 'meet' him one of these days.

      LOL, Christine! <3

  7. I love, love this! Dragons are the best! This sounds really amazing.

    Your characters sound refreshing too. Iavin and Sayleth sound like they have an interesting character arc ahead of them. And Nemayn sounds like a lot of fun too. :)

    You're right about gray characters. I love them. They have so much depth to them. But every now and then it's almost a relief to read about an all around nice guy. Not he doesn't have depth, but he's just honest and doesn't let things affect how he treats others. He's been through hurt and struggles like the gray characters, but he still chooses to be nice.

    1. Thank you! :D DRAGONS. YESH. Dragons seem to always find their way into my stories. I may be a tad (and by a tad I mean unhealthily) obsessed with them. Hee.

      Awww, thank you! I very much look forward to writing about them. I think it'll be fun!

      PRECISELY. You put it perfectly. That's exactly how I feel about it. A good balance of both type of people is good I think.


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