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5 Random Facts

I thought it would be kind of fun to share 5 random facts about LARK with you!

1 ) My main character shares her name and appearance with my youngest daughter (as far as hair and eye coloring). There is even a line in Lark that my Real Mia has actually said before: "I'm just sneaky like that"--she's 4years old people! Out of my 3 children, Mia is the only one without a "family" name for her middle name. I don't know why, but I kinda felt bad about that so I decided to use her name for my main character. She loves it and she refers to Lark as "her" book.

2) I started writing Lark early in the morning on February 22nd...I know this, because I blogged about it. I wrote 15,000 words that first week....I'm glad I blogged about that because I didn't remember that fact at all and that's pretty cool! Funnny how I thought I was about half-way done writing it at that point--oh how naive I was!

3) I finished my first draft of Lark on May 16th--that's only 3 months! There were a lot of late nights during those months. I would get started after the kids went to bed and I would write until 3 or 4am almost every night, sleep for a couple of hours and then be up for the day around 7am. I have no idea how I survived (though I suspect a lot of coke...as in coca-cola. Just to clarify.) I finished my first round of revisions on June 15 and it was 65,000 words at that time. (it's now over 77,000)

4) One of the boys is loosely based on a real person, a combination 2 people actually, but I'll never say who though if they ever read it they'll probably be able to guess. (Actually, probably not...I doubt the thought ever occurs to them!)

5) I actually share Mia's obsession with chocolate-covered-chocolate-chip granola bars...you know, the Sunbelt kind? Delicious. I can eat a whole box in one sitting! But of course I never do that....that's disgusting. *cough,cough*

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