Raja, from Duniya Ku, has tagged me in the “Social Media Tag”,
forcing kindly giving me a reason to talk about my work-in-progress. Well, there’s not actually a lot of progress at the moment, but we are getting there, my WIP and I. It took a bit of thinking what this tag thing was about, but the answers I give must conform to the required format of these particular social media sites. Here we go, then, people.
This tag was created to let people know about your book published or Work-In-Process or just have fun.
Here are the rules: Copy the questions below and answer them. Then, tag five people to do the tag and notify them; make sure to leave a comment including your post’s URL for the person who tagged you, so that they can go read your post!
Eight questions await your answers,
Eight social media it reveals.
Carry on, the knights and lancers.
The crowd is waiting with the squeals.
TWITTER — Describe your plot in 140 characters or less.
My Girl longs to live in the world of the dragons, and the only way she can see how to manage this is to snare herself a dragonrider. Just when she gives up hope, despite her father having an inn and all, her latent talent is discovered. Suddenly she is the most sought after commodity in the Country! STOP RIGHT THERE !! CHARACTERS – NOT WORDS – you dill!
Oh shit … thinking … thinking …
Girl wants a dragon, and there’s only one way to get one! An unexpected way is thrust upon her: she gives up her freedom. She takes it back.
FACEBOOK — With your parents/grandparents flooding this site, who is your oldest character?
My Girl’s father is the oldest main human character, though there are older bit players. Like that old dragonrider in this post. And the wizards and dragons are old, of course.
It looks like the ancient ones will not make it into this first novel of the series (I just made that up, sorry.).
INSTAGRAM — What does one of your characters look like?
Imagine her with messy, curly, brown hair.
I can hear you asking – why can’t she get herself one of these dragon-riders? Well, they marry upper crust woman – daughters of bankers and rich merchants and the like: maybe princesses, if I had a monarchy in my story. Besides, My Girl has a few faults.
WORDPRESS — Designing your theme is the funnest part, so how would/did you design your book cover?
I envisage a flying dragon, with two riders, silhouetted again a fiery sky, over water.
TUMBLR — Naming your blog is so difficult! What did you name your book?
Work-in-progress? Okay, I’ll give you a hint. It starts with C and ends with A. That narrows it down a bit, doesn’t it: not. [PS, guess as much as you like, I’m not going to tell you!]
PANDORA/SPOTIFY — What kind of music are you playing whilst writing? If you don’t listen to music, what do you think your main character would listen to?
I listen to whatever Mr R. puts on. He is in charge of the MOG stream to the stereo. At the moment, we are listening to the soundtrack to Dreamgirls.
MYSPACE — All good things must come to an end! What is one book idea that you were really into, but lost interest in?
When I was in primary school (50 years ago, OMGosh!) I wrote and illustrated a little book about a talking grass-seed. I lost interest during his world trip, about India. I drew the Taj Mahal, but didn’t go any further. He might have gone back to Japan, before I lost interest, not sure. I never finished it. I hope I’m not setting a pattern there! My mum still talks about that book. Hey!!!! Comic strip version for my Coursera class? Oh, yes please!
THIS 8th QUESTION ADDED NEXT DAY.
SPRING.ME — Get your weirdest questions answered. Ask your main character one weird question, and have that character answer.
‘Hey, My Girl, I want to ask you something.’
‘Umm, look, why are you so obsessed with dragons anyway?’
‘Who? Me? What gives you that idea.’
‘I noticed … don’t look at me like that … just asking.’
‘Well, while we’re asking questions, then. How about you tell me why we’re all still hanging around here without being told what’s happening next? Christine? … hey, don’t walk away! It’s a perfectly simple question …’
Tag You’re It, ladies…!
Five, you say? Well, I’m positive I have five writers on my followers list… lets wander off and look-see. Now, don’t get offended if you are not here. ❤ I can’t put all 93 of you here.
1. Janice Heck Writes: Power Up Your Writing Craft. Janice has recently launched this second blog, dedicated to writing.
2. Lora at Words on A Limb: Where language and Art Collide. This is a lovely blog, another of those thoughtful places I manage to get around to now and then and not as often as I should.
3. Lisa Reiter – Sharing The Story. Only if you have time, Lisa.
4. Irene A Waters: Reflections And Nightmares
5. Susan Lattwein: Putting In A Good Word. I believe Susan is nearing the end of the sequel to her book, Arafura. I’ll be attempting a review in a few weeks.
Now, I must away and tell the ladies their good fortune. 😀