Monday Fun Day

Words coverI guess nobody had fun with this but me.

It’s been suggested that maybe my myriad adoring fans haven’t had time to read this book yet. Possible, I suppose. It’s also possible that they have better things to do with their time than completing a silly quiz.

Whatever the case, instead of giving you the answers to see how you scored (since nobody took the quiz), I’ll just babble about one of the questions.

Question 1 read:
1. What’s unusual about the first word in the book?
Here’s the story on that: the first word is the same as the last; the book begins and ends with the word end.

Maybe nobody thinks that’s interesting but me. But really, isn’t it just a little fun to start a book with the word “End?”

In the original manuscript, the ending was a little different from the final that went to print. Reagen Reed, my wonderful editor, and I both thought it ended a bit abruptly, and she suggested the addition of one more sentence to wrap it up. I wasn’t wild about the sentence she suggested, but I did think it was a good idea in concept. So I had the character Pik use an old Karkar adage a few times throughout the book, then quoted that adage to tie up the finale.

Personally, I think it turned out to be brilliant. Well, okay, maybe not brilliant. But I like it. And I like it better the more I think about it. Is that vain of me?

If that doesn’t arouse your curiosity, I’ll give you a puzzle to solve (not included in the quiz, but you’ll have to read the book to find it): What’s the hidden joke in Chapter 43? Hint: It has to do with a character’s name.

Okay, I’m done bothering you. Now go have fun. It’s Monday Fun Day, after all.

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5 thoughts on “Monday Fun Day

  1. I tried to take the quiz, but it’s been a while since I’ve read the story and I didn’t want to botch the answers lol. Clearly it’s time for a refresher.

    1. It’s not like you get a grade, Kimberli. Oh, wait — I guess I did give Glenda a grade, didn’t I? Okay then, it’s not like your grade would count for anything!

  2. Yes, but you would know (since it’s likely I would tell you!)

    Wonderful stories, though. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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