Thursday, July 17, 2014

Meet my Meat (or main character)

I’ve been tagged in the Meet my Main Character blog tour by Tony Noland. I assume it's a blog tour because we're always touring other blogs trying to talk people into reading it. READ THE WORDS!
Here are the rules: The taggee must write a post answering the same seven questions about their MC (main character). Then the taggee becomes the tagger and chooses five other authors. 

 1. What is the name of your main character? Is she a fictional or a historical person?
Variel Tuffman, though that's not the name she was born with. Since she lives on a space ship in a universe filled with elves, dwarves, orcs, and various other mythical species, she is clearly a historical person.

2. When and where is the story set?
The when's a bit hard to nail down since it's an entirely different universe, the where is on a space ship. The Elation-Cru was once a cruise ship called the Constellation Cruise but that was one century and many owners ago. She's passed from hand to hand, until a nameless space debris bought her up and dragged the insane onboard computer back to life.

3. What should we know about her?
A deep scar from an orc blade covers her cheek and is about the only telling mark left from her previous life. After abandoning a post as a Knight in the human Crests, she took to life as a low grade mercenary. With a sugar addicted dwarf as a pilot, an elven engineer with anger issues that could scare the hulk, a silent djinn, a mad computer, and a couple high elves that are an assassin and bard, her life's certainly not boring.

I wrote a very short story about her and Orn if you want to read more. 

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
While on a routine run to drop off a bag of holding for a client her onboard assassin falls into a trap. Against all common sense, she trudges off to rescue him and finds he's run afoul of a fellow ex-Knight. This leads to a mad dash against the galaxy as she tries to piece back together her fractured false life before anyone important notices. When a Crest begins sniffing around asking about the Elation-Cru, the midden hits the exhaust port.

5. What is her personal goal? 
To stay alive. It's rather tricky all things considered.

6. Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it?
It's called Dwarves in Space despite there being only one dwarf on the ship. That's just how I roll. Currently it's off in querying hell, but I do have a website set up with more info about the crazy characters on the ship. 

7. When can we expect the book to be published?
 When the mountains wash away into the sea. Or, if querying goes as poorly as I suspect it will, sometime in early 2015.

I believe I shall tag:

  • Monica Marier - She of webcomic and real life word-in-book fame. She's the yang to my fire I just started on accident, I swear.
  • Sue London - Who's a spinner of entertaining and smile cracking historical romances involving haberdashers. They go to 11.
  • Joi - She crafts adorable My Little Pony dolls and writes realistic science fiction. 
  • Kris Silva - who I forced to beat read Dwaves in Space.
  • Mandaray, another twitter friend I forced to read and review my book. 

  • Go forth my minions and kill! Kill!

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