My Novel Christmas Party

First, I really hate my iPhone. It just deleted everything I wrote.
So, I’ll start again. Everyday I check some of my favorite WordPress blogs. Today, I found a challenge from a fellow author on Lit and Scribbles. She put forth this holiday challenge:
What carol, even if you have to stretch a little, best describes your novel and why?

For my current WIP Let the Fates Decide I chose Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer. Meena was teased brutally by Vanna for her special talents. Then in the end the talents won the love of Santa aka Parker. Every reindeer wants Santa to love them and Meena wants Parker, so as odd as it sounds, there it is.

There’s a second part to the challenge: Imagine all your characters are attending a Christmas party (and they’re not allowed to kill each other). Answer the following questions:

1. Who’s the first to show up and who’s the first to leave? Why?
Meena would be the first to show up because she’s always on time, and you can be sure Parker would be with her.
2. Who’s the first to start a fight? Why?
Vanna…because she’s a big you know what (starts with a B ends with a T)
3. Who’s the first to get drunk? Why?
I’m thinking Joe. He’s the life of the party so to speak. If it was a work function he wouldn’t, though because he’s too professional. If it wasn’t work he’d be partying it up.
4. Who will enjoy the party most and who will loathe being there? Why?
With Vanna, Parker and Meena in the room I don’t think anyone would be enjoying themselves. Vanna would make a point to snicker and point at Meena and Parker would start to get furious while Meena wished to disappear.

Big enough challenge for you? You can either tell me in the comments below or create your own post. If you do a post, Call it My Novel Christmas Party, and pingback to this post so we can come read it.

So, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell us which carol best describes your book and why as well as answer one or all of the questions. I want to know, so get on it!

Special thanks to the original poster and check out her answers here:


6 thoughts on “My Novel Christmas Party

  1. Interesting answers! Jae is quite creative with these types of exercises.

    As for me, quickly, I can say that the carol that best represents my story is Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” because it is a reminder that we don’t always get what we want when forces beyond our control get in the way. The first to leave the party would be Nora, the main character, if she attended in the first place. She’s no fan of Christmas. Thanksgiving is her holiday.

  2. I think this really shows how well you know your story and how creative your mind is. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—you drew out the meaning of the song and showed us exactly how it applied to your book. Fantastic!

    Plus I just had fun imagining what might go on at your Christmas party. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I could help spread a little blog fun around. 😀 And thanks for pinging. Sometimes I miss posts in the reader, and missing a post like this would make me super unhappy.

  3. Pingback: Walking in the Shadows Christmas Party | C Giovanni Writes

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