Sunday, November 7, 2010

We have a winner!

Though many got some right, Katie, of "Our Freshman Year of College" fame, guessed all four authors correctly! Nice job, Katie! As a "prize," you get to name a minor character in one of our books. Choose any name you wish and one of us will find a way to work it into our novel. My barrista still needs a name . . .

Here are the answers:

Douglas sat on a rock outside the cave, trying to figure out what cruel twist of fate brought him to this point, awaiting certain death. (Mark)

It was an unexpected reunion. (Stacy)

I woke up with a start. (Thing 2)

There is no "once upon a time" in this book.
(Thing 1)

We're all busily writing away and Mark and I are already behind on our word counts, but hoping to be caught up by tonight.

Briefly . . .

Mark's novel is about an accidental hero and is in the Youth Fiction genre.

Mine is a tragic, fictional story about 4 acquaintances from high school who all find themselves in a psychiatric hospital for different reasons. They meet weekly at a local coffee house and their lives begin to intertwine . . . it will have an ambiguous and hopefully unexpected ending.

Thing 2's book is about wizards!

Thing 1's story is the TRUE story about unicorns, not all those myths most people hear.

Current approximate word count (adults must write 50k; kids set their own word count goals -- Thing 1's goal is 20K and Thing 2's goal is 2K):

Mark - over 10K
Stacy - close to 9K
Thing 1 - over 1200 words and counting . . .
Thing 2 - over 8K

8 comments:

katie said...

Whoo hoo! I am going to have to give some thought to the name...I'll get back to you soon.

the emily said...

So cool! I don't think I got ANY right.

J Fo said...

I love the premise of all of your books! Not that I have any say, but I think the barrista should have a quirky name like "Cricket." I met a lady with that name once and have never forgotten! Have fun!

katie said...

Humm...So I am NOT the creative one in my house, so the names I have come up with are not that cool. I decided to give a male and a female name, so you can choose which...

male: Clarence
female: Penelope

I'll be interested to know who gets to use the name!

Dr. Mark said...

Great names, Katie! They will fit in perfectly in my book. In fact, they may end up in more than one of the books around here . . .

Boquinha said...

I love the names!! My book is getting heavy, so a Clarence or Penelope might lighten things up a bit. And a Cricket would most definitely be unique!! :P

terahreu said...

SO inspiring! So much discipline, but also, so much fun! When are you going to publish these gems?

Boquinha said...

Publish? Well, they all need a lot of work and editing, but we'd all love to get published! I'm seriously considering sending out my first book (after a lot of rewrites and edits).

I'll be doing a NaNo post soon to update on the names we've used (for Katie) and other random tidbits! :)