The Cast List…..Reviewed

Well, that’s it, I did it…..I achieved a whole month of characters for the A-Z Challenge! Pleased is an understatement lol πŸ˜‰

It’s funny, so many people asked me if these characters were real. It didn’t even enter my head to base them on real people, consciously, and anyway, I don’t know 26 people lol. But reading them back, I can see little parts if myself in some of them, and a couple are probably too close for comfort for a couple of friends. I think the one who is most like me is Scarlet so she’s the one I have a soft spot for. She has my personality, and most of my physical attributes. I didn’t mean her to be me it was an accident lol

My favourite? Ooooo, I think it would have to be Queenie and the one I’d most like as a friend is Gloria as I’m sure she would be fun to be around.

If I was single (and if he was real of course), I would definitely go on a date with Harry as in my head I think he looks like a younger Hugh Grant *swoon* lol.

So now what? What to do with all these people crying out for my attention? Begging me to write their stories πŸ™‚

I have a plan……I had already decided what I was going to do for Nano 2012, but now, I’m thinking that can wait until 2013, this project will be my novel this year πŸ™‚ I am excited, but apprehensive, as I know how much work will be involved.

I’m going to try to connect all the characters stories into one story, a daisy chain so to speak πŸ™‚ So in theory, 26 short stories of about 4,000 words each, which means I’ll have to do one a day *gulp* I’ve done 65,000 words in a month, so I know what a struggle this will be. I guess I’ll have to start thinking about my ending (remember Adele Parks? Lol) and how they can all be pulled together πŸ˜‰

So thank you readers, for taking an interest, your comments have been brilliant, and definitely stirred up some ideas I can use….if it ever gets published you will all get a thank you in the back of the book, I promise πŸ™‚


I can see some natural connections already….. Like Queenie & Fred or perhaps Harry & Scarlet (ah, see, I will get Hugh Grant! Lol)… Gloria the single mum who lives next door to Ella? And I think Ivy definitely gets her hair cut by Benjamin. Could they all be linked together via Zac in some way, or is that too naff? Or how about they all live in the same street? Turn it into a soap opera? Lol

So my question today dear reader, is, should I actually bother? lol πŸ™‚

And if my husbands reading this, I’ll apologise in advance…..November 2012 will be a stressful month, I hope you have lots of chess matches booked *snigger* πŸ™‚

17 thoughts on “The Cast List…..Reviewed

  1. I think it’s a FABULOUS idea to use all these character sketches for your NaNoWriMo! I can hardly wait to read the book that will be produced! I love the way you’re already seeing how some of the characters can connect. Are there a couple of surprise pairings that one wouldn’t immediately think of, but that would work, just to throw the reader off track a bit? This is great.


  2. Very ambitious. One thing, and this is only my opinion: don’t “limit” yourself to each story being 4,000 words. When the story is done, it’s done. Short or long. Good luck, and thanks for supporting my efforts.


    • Thanks Stuart πŸ™‚

      I’m thinking from a publishing point of view, I want to end up with about 100,000 words , but, we’ll see lol.

      I hope you turn your oroject into something i’ll be able to read at a later date πŸ™‚

      And thank you, for supporting mine! πŸ™‚



  3. Such a great idea! Oh my goodness I am really excited about this. A lot of your characters really tugged on my heart or intrigued me so this will be very interesting to see how all of their lives can intermingle.

    4,000 words per day is an amazing goal! You have inspired me to try this out – after my summer of crazy working though. πŸ™‚ Please keep us posted. I cannot wait to read your story.


  4. That’s a definite YES, we NEED to know how everyone connects and gets on in life :o)
    Well done for creating 26 wonderful characters and especially Zac at the end. Xxxx


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