Thanks to Pitch Wars, life, and lack of good time, thethings i love post I intended for today just isn’t going to happen. But fear not, lovelies. I think you’ll still find today’s post fun, at least I hope you’ll participate.
On the Pitch Wars hashtag chat a few of us, just for kicks and giggles, picked the Christmas carol that best described our books. It rely makes you get creative and I think reveals a lots about how well we know our stories.
Now for many of us we might have to think dark carol mash up, but I think if we ponder it long enough we can come up with something.
For SHADE a tweep helped me realize the best carol for me is Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Sure, I have to stretch it a little, but the lyrics, You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why… 🙂
So, I’m putting the question to you. What carol, even if you have to stretch a little, best describes your novel and why?
For SHADE my carol works because my MC is raised to view emotions as something to be suppressed or bad things will happen.
But that’s not all. I also want to know one more thing. Imagine all your characters are attending a Christmas party (and they’re not allowed to kill each other). Answer the following questions:
1. Who’s the first to show up and who’s the first to leave? Why?
2. Who’s the first to start a fight? Why?
3. Who’s the first to get drunk? Why?
4. Who will enjoy the party most and who will loathe being there? Why?
Big enough challenge for you? You can either tell me in the comments below or create your own post. If you do a post, Call it My Novel Christmas Party, and pingback to this post so we can come read it.
So, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell us which carol best describes your book and why as well as answer one or all of the questions. I want to know, so get on it.
Use my Next Big Thing Post for character details. My answers:
1. The first to show up would be Iris because she would be preparing the food and probably organized the party. The first to leave would be Logan’s mother, the Queen because she would hate bring around so many commoners.
2. The first to start a fight is a character named Briggs who likes Vera. I’m certain he’d see Vera and Logan kiss under the mistletoe and he’d throw a big fit.
3. I nominate the Queen again. She loves her wine and it would probably make being around the commoners more tolerable.
4. Vera’s father Balfour would enjoy a party like this most, especially with good good and friends. I imagine his it would be his favorite holiday, if he lived in our world. For loathing, it comes back to a tie between the Queen and Briggs for the same reasons as above.
All right, now you’ve seen it done, do now you can do it. What do you say, are you in?
By the way, I was away from my computer for this post, so this was all created via the WordPress app. It’s a pretty handy app, I recommend it if you haven’t snagged it yet.