Meet My Character!

So this week I’m posting a bonus blog for two reasons:

first off, I have some exciting news! I’m officially part of a group blog!!

 

I feel so cool to be part of a clique.

You can check out our posts every Monday and Thursday right here. SO FUN, right!?

Second:

I love tags. I love them so much I used to search Myspace for them back in the day and even if no one actually tagged me, I’d fill out the surveys anyway.

Now that I’ve admitted this sad and embarrassing bit of info on myself, let’s jump right in! I was tagged by the wonderful Stephanie Faris  to do the Meet My Character Blog Hop.

I’ve been addicted to Stephanie’s blog for a few months now. She writes fantastic MG, the kind I wish existed when I was little. You can check out 30 Days of No Gossip, and pre-order 25 Roses here! (how cute are these covers?)

 

1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Lacey Robbins is fictional.

2. When and where is the story set?

The bulk of the story takes place at a teen fashion magazine in New York City, with a few scenes in her hometown on Long Island.

3. What should we know about him/her?

Lacey and her best friend, Cynth, both nab epic internships for the summer. Cynth is at a late night talk show, and Lacey will be working at On Trend magazine. Lacey has never been a normal teen. She’s a workaholic and is always looking for the next career high (a million subscribers is all she wants–until she actually hits that number and finds the next big thing to go after.) There’s always going to be another huge goal when you’re trying to be a famous YouTuber. Interestingly enough, a cute, super famous rock star is the one to teach her that normalcy is kind of nice, too. 

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

She gets so caught up with wanting YouTube fame that she’ll do anything her boss at On Trend asks. At first, the setting allows her to produce better videos, but then all she’s doing is promoting junk products for the magazine, and, as a result, losing subscribers. Worst of all, she’s missing out on just being a regular teen.

5. What is the personal goal of the character?

To be a top, go-to beauty guru on YouTube.

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

the title is AT FIRST BLUSH. Not much anywhere else to read about it, but if you’re interested in the kinds of YouTube channels I modeled Lacey’s after, you can check this one out here! It’s INSANE how famous YouTubers get nowadays. This girl, Bethany Mota, is now on Dancing with Stars and has her own clothing line and everything. I think she has over 7 MILLION subscribers.



7. When can we expect the book to be published?
Ah, the million dollar question. lol. AT FIRST BLUSH is on sub! 🙂

Now tag two people!

I tag the awesome and talented Leandra Wallace , and my agent sis, the equally awesome and talented Kim Graff . (girls, don’t worry, you don’t have to do it!) I was going to tag the also awesome and talented Medeia Sharif but can’t remember if you already did this one!