(Ahh, yes. Two tags in a row. Lazy blogging at its best. Hey. I have a busy life. Deep and profound blog posts will come later.)
Well, it’s that time of year again! Anne-girl over at Scribblings of My Pen and Tappings of My Keyboard is hosting The June Crusade again, which I thought was a grand success last year – after all, I got a novel out of it! : D
Greatly looking forward to this year where, instead of writing 50k words (my schedule doesn’t allow it this year…… *insert sad Laurie face from Meg’s wedding*), we’ll be doing a peer review/critique of another participant’s novel! Exciting, right? I’ve been teamed up with Kendra Ardnek and I’ve been enjoying getting to know her and reading her novel, The Ankulen. (Check out her blog, if you have the time!)
To start things off, Anne-girl has issued a tag for all the participants, to be answered by my characters!
Hey, you guys…. This is Nikki Scott. (Haha, this is kinda weird….) Eowyn wanted me to answer these questions, but I got a little nervous about answering them myself. Alec was busy, so I decided to ask my best friend, Natalie, to help me.
So I’m only your second choice?
Not exactly! I mean… ummm…. Yeah. But I can’t wait to do this with you!
Me, neither. Let’s do this thing!
Describe your author in one word.
Only one word? Wow…. That’s hard!
She’s kinda weird….
I know, but I was trying to be nice. She’s going to read this, Nat.
I know! So it’ll help her like us more if she knows our true feelings for her. Right?
Um… I don’t think so. Think of a nice word to describe her.
She’s a nerd. A geeky nerd.
Ha! Well, knowing Eowyn, I think she’d probably agree with you. She’s a self-proclaimed Whomizzer.
If your author had a theme song what would it be?
‘I Have Confidence’ from The Sound of Music. *nods*
I don’t think so, Nick. I think she’s exactly like Jo from Little Women, so her theme song would be ‘Astonishing’ from the musical.
Minus the feminism.
Probably. She’s independent, though.
If you could pick an actor to play your author who would it be?
Ooh, I know! Ashley Clements!
I’d say Samantha Barks. She’d be happy we gave her a beautiful voice.
What are your author’s strengths?
People tell her all the time that her eyes are really blue…. To the point of it becoming slightly annoying.
That’s not a strength, Nat. I’d say she’s got a determined nature – she’ll work hard at a job to do until it’s done.
Yeah. And she’s a people person. She loves kids.
And an introvert. But in a good kind of way.
*cracks knuckles* Well. Let me tell you. I’ve spent a year with this girl and –
Hey! Be nice.
I’m being honest. She’s really prideful sometimes. And a little selfish.
And self-centered at times, but she’s trying to be more focused on others.
What type of laugh does he or she have?
Her laugh changes! Have you noticed that, Nat?
Yup. She recently started laughing like Jordan from BlimeyCow after doing a marathon of episodes.
I’d say her normal laugh is more of a guffaw, really. Yeah. A loud and slightly annoying guffaw.
Yeah…. Whatever that is.
Any strange hobbies?
She collects stamps!
And she sings. A lot. Whether it’s in tune or not.
And she plays piano and violin.
And she writes. That’s strange.
What was the weirdest thing she did for his/her writing?
She once wrote fifty thousand words in a month. That’s weird.
Yeah, she’s crazy. Other than that, she once climbed a tree and wrote on her laptop… at her piano teacher’s house….
Yeah…. She also has a folder on her laptop of actors and actresses she likes so that she can cast them as her characters.
And constantly freaks her dad out about saving all these pictures of good-looking guys.
But! Be not dismayed, dear father of Eowyn. She’s only getting a picture of him so that she can study his features… so that she can best describe how she’ll kill him off.
Yeah. Or make him be a public disgrace forever by ruining his good looks with a freak burning oil accident.
If you could make him/her do one thing differently what would it be?
She needs to write more.
Girl, you’re crazy! She writes herself insane already.
Yeah, but she doesn’t do it enough.
Whatever. I’d say she needs to publish her novel. It’s been on her mind too long, and if she doesn’t do it now, she’ll start doubting herself and get scared and not be able to do it.
And then we’ll never see the light of day!
What is your favorite thing about his/her writing?
She listens to a ton of movie soundtracks while she writes, so that’s fun to listen to.
And JOSH GROBAN!!!!
Yes. And Josh. We’re all very fond of his voice around here.
And she always rewards herself with chocolate, which is a plus.
And when she rewards herself with chocolate, she writes better. Which means we act and talk like real people.
And aren’t cardboard characters. And then she gets obsessed with us and replies to tags in our voices.
Which is something we probably should have said earlier…. In the strange habits question….
Well. I have to go practice at the rink. Nationals is coming up and we have to be on our toes.
Literally. Hey, stop rolling your eyes at me!
Well. That was one of the weirdest thing I’ve ever done. : D