Updates, missing facts and other miscellaneous things

So… quick update on my novel:

  • Three characters are stuck in a traffic jam
  • Two characters who each think he/she is on the side of the other are either trying to stop a rebellion, or are inciting a rebellion
  • Two people have died already, one has disappeared, and the other is just plain fat
  • There’s a gelatinous mass involved… that’s purple!

Why does this seem so ridiculous to the reader, who knows almost nothing about the story, but not to me, who knows everything about it? Because I left out the circumstances that make all of these facts completely connected! That’s the fun part in making up a synopsis.

In other news, Inheritance, from The Inheritance Cycle, by Christopher Paolini, just came out today. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people who rushes to the nearest Borders  Barnes and Nobles to buy the newest book. I haven’t even read Son of Neptune yet! I feel behind. So… that’s my current state in the literary side of my life. With facts that have been left out. Such fun!

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  1. People usually look at me oddly when I give them a brief synopsis of my novels, because when I just give the major events it sounds like my entire cast of wacko characters are running around the countryside setting fires, taming weird animals, and getting captured by baddies for no apparent reason. But in a way, I love to baffle the outsiders.
    I feel you on the reading situation. I haven’t read Son of Neptune either! I’m too busy trying to finish Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce. And there are so many other goods books to read…I think I’m going to go into book withdrawal over Thanksgiving break and read about three books a day.

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  2. Gwendolyn Copperstone

     /  November 14, 2011

    Son of Neptune is good! Definitely worth reading! And I wouldn’t have read it by now, except my dad brought it home as a surprise for my sister and I. Otherwise I’d still be on the hold list at my library.

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    • *Sigh* My library doesn’t get any books any more. Well, maybe that’s not completely true, but it seems like it.

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  3. I have a character stuck on a roller coaster. Which is strange because there are no roller coasters in her story.

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