Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Hmmm... I could be Jane Eyre

Gee… I’m having such an identity crisis that I started playing around with some online quizzes.

Bet you’re dying to know what literary character I am. Aren’t you?

Well ((drum roll)) ---


Jane
You're Jane Eyre of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte!


Which Classic Female Literary Character Are you?


I was okay with most of it, but patient ?!? Really… it’s clear they don’t know me well. That, and I never was a governess.

On to bigger and better things.

I haven’t decided on my new name yet, thought I’m really, really close. I'm trying one on for size today: Melody Arkins. It's like new jeans... a little stiff until you wear them for a while. I'll make the final decision in the next few days.

I have completed 29,239 words in Camilla – I’m just over halfway since I decided that I just didn’t have 85,000 words in me and started to write for a different line. Now I only need 55,000 words – YAY! I have that much in me. Plus, I only have to write about 900 words a day to meet my deadline instead of 1,400 and that’s a definite advantage.

Plans for the blog future:

1. Add a reading log. Thought I’d share the books I’m reading and my feelings about them.

2. Take a refresher course on HTML so I can add a reading log.

3. Find a way to add at least six hours to each day.

Tune in tomorrow, same bat time, same bat station and see if I managed to do any of those things!

3 comments:

Charity said...

I ended up as Elizabeth Bennett of Pride and Prejudice. What line did you decide to try for? You're doing great--I'm really impressed with your word count.

Marianne Arkins said...

Hey Charity!

Elizabeth Bennett, hmmm?

I'm now aiming for either Sillhouette Romance (aka "tender romance") or Harlequin American Romance (as opposed to Harlequin romance which all have international settings). I'll have to tone down the nookie a bit, but that's okay with me for now.

I may change my mind (again). Guess we'll see when I'm actually finished. I may surprise myself and write 85,000 words after all.

Probably not, but stranger things have happened.

Al McCartan said...

Remember Marelle? Then again, Maria Elena with an exotic password is soooo sexy
Al (from the village)