I've been really naughty this week. I've been stalking my amazon stats page like a psychotic ex-girlfriend. But, I guess all that obsession paid off, because tonight, I got a snapshot of this:
Yup, that's The Beloved Daughter sitting pretty at number five in Christian suspense. (It also somehow got listed as a mystery; don't ask me why). It's place in the spotlight only lasted for about twenty minutes, so now you see how important it was for me to compulsively refresh my amazon page thirteen times an hour. Anywho... I am so thankful for our little band of WIPpeters and wish we could all have a big reunion somewhere together. (Actually, since most of us have never met each other, we couldn't even call it a reunion, could we? Shucks.)
Anyway, back to the important stuff. Yup, it's Wednesday. Happy WIPpeteering day, everyone! Here's seven sentences (in honor of the seventh month) from The Beloved Daughter: Bonus Features. This comes in my character studies section, where I dissect my favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters and tell you all the stories behind their fictionalizations. If you've read The Beloved Daughter, you might remember Mee-Kyong, the protagonist's resourceful and effervescent best friend from labor camp.
Why do I love Mee-Kyong? Because
she's so much the opposite of me. I'm pretty mousey, if you really want to
know. I don't rock the boat. If I were a hobbit, I'd be the kind that didn't
like adventures. Mee-Kyong's dramatic flair and zest for life - even life
behind barbed wires - is such a striking contest to my own timid, rationalistic
existence that I can't help but love her. Maybe even envy her.
So that's what I had to say about Mee-Kyong in the Bonus Materials for The Beloved Daughter. Short, isn't it? But that's ok, because I liked writing Mee-Kyong's character so much that she's about to get her own novel. Consider this the last WIPpet from the Bonus Materials since I am now in editing phase for Not Alone, which will star none other than the dramatic, vivacious Mee-Kyong. Tune in next week for more!
Random Fact: My favorite literary character is Vera Aleksandrovna from the Russian play A Month in the Country. She's a mousey little ward of a rich noblewoman, but she gets this great scene where she tells her manipulative, overbearing benefactress off. Gives me chills! Vive le mice!
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