Investigating Jayna Buckley // Beautiful People

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Salutations!

Firstly, Camp NaNoWriMo. It's that time of the year, again! And this time, I am thoroughly determined to do it. *buys all the chocolate because inspiration and HELP ME PLEASE*

Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo this July? Feel free to add me!

Now, on to Beautiful People, which, for those of you who don't know, is a monthly set of character questions, hosted by Cait at Paper Fury and Sky at Further Up & Further In. Though I don't always do Beautiful People (*coughs* Obviously. *glares at the small collection of all the Beautiful People posts I've ever done*), it's a rather fun tag (and what was supposed to be today's blog post had a fight with me), and next month's NaNo! Good excuse? Good.

Since my Camp NaNoWriMo project is also the first draft of my Five Poisoned Apples entry, we'll be discussing Jayna Buckley, the Regency heroine who also happens to be my Snow White character.

Ahem. Without further ado, zee queztionz!

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1. WHAT'S THEIR FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT?

Ireland. Though Jayna and her younger sister technically lived there for three years of boarding school, she still loves to travel there.

2. WHAT'S ONE MISTAKE THEY MADE THAT THEY LEARNED FROM?

Let people know you're deaf. (Yup, Jayna's deaf.)

Jayna was once at a boarding school orientation ball, and was mistaken for snubbing the headmistress. Several letters between Jayna, her parents, and the headmistress were exchanged, and some calm time later, it was seen to that Jayna was taught sign language and how to explain to others her situation. Both were thoroughly overseen by the headmistress.

3. WHAT WAS THEIR FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? OR FAVORITE THING TO LEARN ABOUT?

Jayna hated sign language and much preferred lip-reading, but her favorite thing to learn was gardening. She adores flowers (particularly red roses), and loves to smell and nurture them.

4. WHAT'S THEIR FAVORITE FLOWER?

Red roses, for certain!

5. HAVE THEY EVER MADE SOMEONE CRY? WHAT HAPPENED?

Not exactly, though others have cried over her. Jayna's sisters, father, and stepmother all cried when they learned she would never hear again.

6. WOULD YOU CONSIDER THEM A RELIABLE OR AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR?

Oh, reliable, and very much so!

7. WHAT DO THEY DREAM ABOUT AT NIGHT?

Gardens, castles, and horses. Jayna adores the ancient history behind castles, and has a special connection with her horse. So, naturally, she dreams of the things she loves. 🙂

8. THEY'VE GONE OUT FOR A "SPECIAL MEAL". WHAT DO THEY EAT?

By a "special meal", I'm thinking maybe a celebratory hey-I'm-done-with-school outing with her family, perhaps to her aunt's house? In which case, there would probably be salmon, roasted broccoli, boiled carrots, and apple pie.

9. WHAT'S AT LEAST ONE THING THEY WANT TO DO BEFORE THEY DIE?

Fall in love, marry, and start a family. Jayna's always dreamt of that.

10. DO THEY HAVE ANY DISTINGUISHING OR UNIQUE TALENTS?

Well, Jayna's extremely good with plants. Her skill could easily rival a maid trained in gardening. And she's fantastic at reading lips. 😉

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If you'd like to know more about my Snow White retelling, then feel free to check out my Pinterest board:

How's your Snow White retelling going? Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo this July?

❤,


Comments

  1. A regency snow white retelling sounds amazing!
    If you like regency, you should really REALLY look into Georgette Heyer's books. My favorite is Faro's Daughter (or possibly Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle. Or Arabella.)

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    1. Daaaw, thank you, dear! *huggles*

      And I've never heard of Georgette Heyer! I MUST LOOK INTO HER. The Regency era is just so wonderful and perfect, isn't it? ^_^

      Thank you for dropping by! <3

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  2. Ooh, she sounds really interesting! I wish you best of luck this Camp NaNo!! ^_^

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  3. A regency Snow White telling sounds SO unique!!! HOW FUN! :D And to add even more to the unique-ness, your heroine is deaf???? AAAAAAHHHH. That is awesome! She sounds like such a fun character. You need to share more about this brilliant novella of yours!

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    1. *flails* *tackle-hugs* AAAAW, THANK YOU, CHRISTINE!!!! You're so sweet!! <3

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