You know, I think I may have actually caught up! I’m checking the AA index on Jay Dee Archer’s blog, and the original post for this one was posted on 4 December 2015. Seeing as it’s the 5th today, that’s good enough for me to declare myself up to date.
Unfortunately that’s about as good as it gets, because I don’t have a huge amount to say about this week’s question.
Late, late, I’m always late! This week hasn’t been very good so far. Well, Monday was – I didn’t post because I was out for a lovely steak with my husband’s family. I would have caught up on Tuesday, except it took me over two hours to get home from work (normally around 45-50 minutes, stupid traffic!) and I was rushing for the rest of the evening. Then I suppose I could have caught up yesterday, except I had to catch up on Masterchef instead.
One thing about doubling these up is that you miss the titles. For this week they are, respectively, Jumping on the Bandwagon and Torturing our Characters. Maybe I can mix that into Jumping on the Torturing Bandwagon?
Maybe not, before people start thinking I’m a Trump sympathiser.
I’m alive! I’m still here! Yes, I know it’s been over a month, sorry. This is due to a combination of one absolutely awesome two-week holiday bookended by family visits from my brother and my parents, which really wasn’t very conducive to writing blog posts.
Before I go back to trying to catch up with the Authors Answer series, I have to engage in some promotional activity for the company we had our holiday with: Hurtigruten. This is a Norwegian company which runs an express ship route up along the Norwegian coast (hurtigruten means ‘the express route’), from Bergen to Kirkenes and back in twelve days. Because they’re doing this anyway, and because Norway is quite spectacularly beautiful, the ships double as cruise ships, and we did the full twelve days.
Another week, another Authors Answer. But before I get to that, I’m quite excited to announce that I’ve finally made a start on writing the origin story of my new hero, Ailric. He’s been lounging around in my head for a while now, but so far he’s been too lazy to come out. But on Sunday morning I was dozing in bed, and for whatever reason the opening sentence started to form, and I was quite happy with it. So it had to come out, and I’ve actually written about a full page since then! This is quite an achievement at the moment, because the muse has not been very active lately.
Okay, I’m two days late. Stuff happened on Monday that stopped me from posting, and Tuesday… well, Tuesdays just aren’t good. So here I am, on Wednesday, with a pretty easy question: What must you have when you write?
Haha, don’t I know it! Back in the day I had it in my head that I’d put out my book, and not too long after that I’d be a millionaire. Well, maybe not a millionaire, but I’d get some decent dough, right? If EL James can do it, surely I can too?
Ha! EL James cheated by insinuating herself into a Twihard community whose questionable tastes in books clearly did not prevent them from having altogether too much money to spend on said questionable books.