Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NaNoWriMo Spotlight: Evelyn aka EvelynElizabeth


Evelyn

So I lied. Instead of posting Eveln's interview last week I decided to postpone it to today. But here it is. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Evelyn as she lives all the way out in Gastonia. Even though she doesn't mention it here, she went through both terror and relief during November when she lost her flash drive containing her entire novel! We were all relieved when she reported finding it, though. Let that be a lesson about backing-up your novel in multiple places to all of us! Her novel is titled "Ruby Red".






Who are you?

My name is Evelyn. I am a college student right now, going to a community college, and I write as much as I can. Writing is not the only thing I have to do, though. I also play the flute and piccolo, ride horses, and volunteer at a therapeutic riding center for children with mental and physical disabilities. That’s about it I guess.

Why did you pick NaNoWriMo to consume your November?

I love to write, and also love to challenge myself, which NaNoWriMo definitely does. I did it for the first time last year, my senior year of high school, in my creative writing class. It was a lot of fun, and I went above my 50,000 word goal. This year was not as successful, but shortly after November ended I finished my novel, and I plan on doing it for years to come!

What was your novel about this year? And why did you pick that?

This year my novel was a historical fiction, based in Europe in 1900. It’s more of an adventure/romance than anything I guess, but has a lot of stuff going on in it. I picked that because historical fiction is something I really like writing and history is one of my favorite subjects.

What is your typical writing process like?
I usually start by writing out a summary of the story in bullet points and when I get done with that I just start writing. I also usually put in some character development and stuff like that as well.

How did your month go?

While I still felt good about my progress in NaNoWriMo, I did not reach the 50,000 word goal, but I was still proud of myself in the end.

What did you learn from NaNoWriMo this year?
I learned that even if you don’t reach 50,000 words, you still accomplished a lot by attempting to write a novel in a month.

Where else can we find you online?
I use Google Blogger occasionally and tumblr, but I don’t use either of them very much (tumblr: evelynelizabeth214, Google: evelyn.mauney)

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