Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dandelion Dust blog tour // Day Two // 13 Random Facts

Hello all, and welcome to day two! Today's blog tour-ers are... 

Rebekah @ RebekahAshleigh // Book Spotlight 
Angela @ The Peculiar Messenger// Author Interview 
Raechel @ Gods Peculiar Treasure Rae // Book Spotlight & Author Interview 
Lydia @ Lydia Therese // Book Review 
Rebekah @ Rebekah's Remarks // Book Spotlight & Author Interview 
Faith @ The Writer's Song // Book Review & Author Interview

And now, for a little something fun, we have ten random facts concerning Dandelion Dust. Hopefully these are enjoyable. xD 

1. It's my fastest written book to date, finishing at 25 days. 
2. At the time, it was the only thing over 1,500 words that I'd written in first-person present tense. 
3. Katydid, Ryder's dog, was not in the first draft. 
4. What is now chapter nine was not in the first draft. I had so much to add between chapters eight and nine while editing, I ended up with an entirely new chapter. 
5. The idea for the book came from a dream I had on Christmas night, 2016. 
6. In my notes and plans for the book, Ryder was supposed to chew his nails (and Char was supposed to find it gross), but that never actually found its way into the book. 
7. While writing the first draft, there was not a day I didn't write at least 1,000 words. (A new record for myself.) 
8. The title came to me quite out of the blue on December 29th, my fourth day into writing. 
9. I wrote nearly half of the first draft with my iPad's on-screen keyboard, before my Bluetooth keyboard arrived in the mail. 
10. One of my friends has been convinced since the beginning that the book's sister-character is based off her...which may or may not be sorta slightly true. 
11. Mr. and Mrs. Traven did not have first names in the first draft. 
12. I have tried many times to set my friend up with Drew from DD...but they're both fighting me on it. 
13. I never struggled much with anything on the writing end of this story. It's like God just placed the story in my heart, and that was it. I didn't have to work and struggle over anything; the words just flowed. 

Don't forget! Click here to enter the giveaway, and check out my Instagram for another DD quote. :D 



  1. These random facts are all so fun, Faith! Thanks for sharing!
    One more day until your book comes out!! :) How exciting! :D
    I look forward to seeing the "Dandelion Dust" quotes when you post them here on your blog! :)

    1. I'm so glad! :)
      EEPPPS, I know it! *is scrambling around to tie up loose ends*
      Oh, yes! Haha, I can't forget that. XD

  2. LOVE the facts, Faith! :D Very cool. Congrats on publishing, girl, this is amazing!! DD is fantastic, just like you. ;)

    1. Gahh, thanks, Angela! Aww, you're such a dear! <3

  3. 25 days?? You telling us you wrote this entire book in just 25 days? Dannnnng, Faith. I thought it was a fast one, but wow. xD I'm assuming that doesn't include editing, etc., or does it?

    I'm so sorry I didn't make it in time for your blog tour! Time got away from me. Great job to all the tourers, and love all those facts!

    1. Haha, yes, the first draft of about 34,500 words. XD Nope, doesn't include editing...that took much longer, haha.

      Aww, you're good! Thank you! :D