#AtoZChallenge – Q is for Quest

Galaxy QuestI struggled for a long time coming up with my 17th post for the A to Z blog challenge, following my theme of introducing my new book, Dust to Blood. There aren’t a lot of words that begin with Q in the first place, and I wasn’t going to cheat at this late stage. Then I got deeply into the edits, and realized there were quite a few times Anne described herself as being on a quest. The quest morphs a little over the course of the story, but she and her friends certainly put enough miles on that the quest ends up being at the same time physical, metaphysical, mental, and emotional.

And then I went looking for an image to represent quests. There are a lot of games and other software out there that are tagged with quest, but then I found this old image of Galaxy Quest. Who can give up a chance to hijack their blog in this direction? Certainly not me. Any movie that includes Tony Shalhoub, Alan Rickman, and Sigourney Weaver is bound to be a winner in my book, and the many times I’ve seen this movie and it’s made me laugh underline why it continues to rank highly in my all-time funniest films list.

How does this tie in with my book introduction, you ask? Primarily because I hope my story builds a fantasy world that makes people wonder whether there’s truth to my fiction. To a certain degree, because of the vivid nature of the dream that inspired the story, I wonder myself. And there were a few bits of subtle funny that made me giggle as I wrote them.

I hope you enjoy it too, when it comes out Saturday. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – Q is for Quest

  1. As soon as I saw your title I started to sing “The Impossible Dream”… I don’t think I impressed my daughter (who happens to be home sick) with my passion for your post and the letter Q – quest… such a fine Q word. I had a challenge with Q, too… but pulled it off… eventually.

    Glad to read you today!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    Fellow A to Z Challenge Writer
    twitter: @juliejordanscot
    R is for Rosmarie
    On a Mission to Spread Word-Love Throughout the World

  2. I love a good quest! My Q word was Quixotic, because I love the image of Don Quixote charging at windmills as part of his noble quest. Happy A to Z-ing!

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