Character Interview with Josie +MDC

Hey, guys! What’s up? A few weeks ago, my friend Josie from Josie on the Go and I decided to collab, and this is one of the things we thought we’d do — character interviews!

I’ll be interviewing her characters Kamri and Erin from her recent Camp NaNo novel Halfway to Fourteen.

Halfway to Fourteen synopsis

Kamri Taylor’s had enough.

Everyone at school seems to hate her. The “friends” from her hometown have rejected her for being too stuck up for their liking. Her older sister is
trying to raise her on minimum wage. On top of that, Kamri doesn’t even know if she’s coming home to food every day.

For the good of everyone, Kamri decides to run off to L.A. in the middle of the night. She’ll be out of everyone’s hair then, won’t she?

Kamri runs into Erin and Mason, two kids from her school, before she can leave. She barely remembers them, yet one conversation makes Kamri

Not even a week later, school projects and hidden letters pull Kamri into their friend group. What they think is a simple challenge is about to
change their lives.

 Be sure to check out Josie’s post to see my characters’ very shallow answers to her questions!

Aaaand… let us begin!

What is something you absolutely can’t stand?

Kamri: Can’t stand, oh, I can’t stand people who are rich and snobby.

Erin: When people are judgemental.

What is your heart’s deepest desire?

Erin: I desire to be able to follow my passions.

Kamri: I desire to have a future.

What’s your favorite feeling?

Kamri: Thrilled. Not excited, but just filled with a good feeling that makes you forget about your problems.

Erin: Freedom.

What are you the most ashamed of?

Kamri: The fact that I’m from a poor neighborhood. I feel like it defines me as someone without a future.

Erin: The fact that my parents are… well to do. It’s pressuring to live up to them.

What are you the most proud of?

Kamri: That I’ve gotten so many scholarships.

Erin: My drawings and to a lesser extend my art.

What makes you feel the happiest?

Erin: When the days are rainy and there’s no school, and I have my room to myself and can do whatever I want.

Kamri: When I’m singing, most likely. I don’t have as many opportunities to do it anymore, though.

Last one! Relive the worst moment of your life. If you had full control over the situation, what would you change?

Kamri: I would do whatever it takes to make my dad stay.

Erin: I would have never shared my passions. It would have saved me a lot of trouble years ago.

Aaaaaand that’s it! Immediately after her characters’ answers I went “Okay, now I’m even more interested in your novels. XD” Be sure to check out Josie’s post to see my characters’ answers to her questions! She interviews my characters Hinoki and Ari from my very first novel Loyalty – Book I.

Also, I need to smash a May Destruction List (MDC) in here, so here we go. *cue the bored groans*

Permission to skim granted.

Wrapping up April…


Yep! I was wary of facing Psalm 119 for the third time, but it just sprung up on me, and in reading it, it actually flew by. I screenshotted several verses I loved and actually surprised myself with how much I enjoyed reading the longest chapter in the Bible. XD I’m really glad I was able to read Psalms this month.

Why yes, yes I did indeed do that.

I know there was the day where I pulled my first all-nighter in editing The Goodbye, a stop motion video as an Easter outreach to doll collectors. But then again, I was praying a lot with “OH MY! LORD HELP ME! O_O” in trying to finish it, so I’ll leave this with a perhaps. XD

Madi Grace Ministries

Yeah, that didn’t happen. I think I got seven or eight blogs to button swap with me. XD

*winces at sudden bank account balance* Yep.

*wails at another sudden change in bank account balance* I’m just kidding. God blessed me with finances big time this month. Nothing we ever give comes back to us without being multiplied! #Luke6:38


My goal was 30 hours in plotting my second novel, Loyalty – Book II: Pursuit of No One during Camp NaNoWriMo. I spent 55 hours! (You should see my plot board now) I also started an entire novella backstory for one of the main character (33k total!). I wrote the last 7k this May and finally finished it at 7 AM of the morning I’m writing this post. *sniffs* It is so tragic and beautiful.

Who read Barabbas: The Inside Story? That was it!

For May…


1. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

2. Continue using journal

3. Pray every day

Madi Grace Ministries

4. Send funds to Michael

5. Feed another child


6. Edit second draft of Loyalty – Book I: To the Death

(Thoughts on the tagline title?)

7. Completely finish plotting out Loyalty – Book II: Pursuit of No One

Do you like to interview characters? Any big goals for the month of May?

Much love and I am praying for you! 

P.S. What kind of fish tastes best with peanut butter? (… this is a joke). ?

By |2017-05-04T18:54:46-04:00May 5th, 2017|Collabs, Interviews, Writing|38 Comments

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I'm Madi: blogger, writer, doll collector, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about me here and this blog here.


  1. Sarah May 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    OOH OOH! Is this the interview that you guys were NOT planning the the Camp NaNo message? You guys totally did NOT fill the message feed with sentences with “not” in them. It was NOT hilarious . . . XDD

    Anywho, I absolutely did NOT love this post!! Both of you guys’ characters are so NOT fun and awesome. :DD

    (if anyone didn’t understand this comment for some reason, I’m basically saying that I love this post XD

    • Josie May 6, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

      You did NOT see that… XD

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Yes, it is NOT! Heh heh. It was NOT fun. XD

      Thank you so much! It was so NOT fun to do! 😀

  2. Olive May 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    A JELLY FISH!! *bust out laughing*
    ok, i had to say that. XD now I shall get along with the rest….
    *cries* whenwhenwhenWHEN will you write the second book?????? I’m so not being fair, given how I haven’t written mine yet, but my brain won’t listen. it just wants more. XD I NEED SNIPPITS. LONG ONES.
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm - Reply


      *hyperventilates* July. I MUST WAIT UNTIL JULY. Camp NaNo. All that. *nods* And AWWW! You have officially made my day! *hugs Olive* You’re the first person to ask for snippets! ❤️❤️❤️ I’ve actually already written some of the parts out that I couldn’t stand to be cooped up in me any longer, so… ?
      DEFINITELY posting some now! 😀

      • Olive May 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

        OH YEAH!! XD

        july? *melts* oh well. I can make it. probably.
        yay! *hugs you back* really? I wrote some random parts that wanted out to, some are only, like, a sentence. XD
        OH GOODY!! 😀 😀 😀
        Most crazily, ~Olive

  3. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) May 5, 2017 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    That character interview was so neat! I really enjoyed it and it her story or book sounds so cool! 😀 Is she published? I’ll have to go read your character interview! Your goals sound epic, and I’m glad you conquered most all of them! 😀

    You know, only people who read your last photostory would get the joke at the end, it’s a jellyfish!! HAHA! Those notes on the backs of the pages in that story were funny! 😉

    Way to go on your book writing and such! I pray every day for you with your books! When do you think you’ll send the first one to a publisher? Just curious. 😉 And your Barabbas Story was epic!!! I mean, like, how do you write so well?? AHH! 😀

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      It really does! 😀 I don’t think so, but her stories are super awesome! And thank you so much!

      HAHA, exactly! ? Tehehe! I’m glad you thought so! ?

      Thank you SO much, Livy! ❤️ I pray for you every day, too! I’m actually in the process of editing the second draft of my book now. Once I’m done with the editing, I’ll see about sending it out to a bunch of publishers and see where God takes it! 😀 And aw, thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked it! You’re so sweet! 😀

    • Josie May 9, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Livvy! I am not published, as of right now.

  4. Rebekah May 5, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    This is such a creative idea Madi!

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      It was so fun to do! Thanks for commenting!

  5. Clara May 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Is it a jellyfish? XD
    I loved reading the character interviews! I can’t wait to see Hinoki and Ari’s answers in Josie’s post. 😀

    -Clara <3

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Why, yes, yes it is. XD

      Me, too! I hope you enjoy them! They were a lot of fun to write! Josie has them up now. 😀

      • Clara May 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

        I just read them! They’re awesome. Ari and Hinoki are such funny and well-developed characters. 😀

  6. Allison May 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Ooh, heh heh, now I want to read Josie’s novel even more too! 😀 And I’m glad you annihilated most of your goals! I hope you have a lovely May. ♥
    P. S. OOH. A JELLYFISH. I just heard that joke the other day, actually… I think. 😛

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      I know, right? 😀 Her characters are awesome! 😀 And thank you so much, Allison! You, too!

      P.S. Tehehe. ?

  7. May @ Forever and Everly May 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Kamri: I desire to have a future. <– OMG THAT IS SO SARCASTIC AND SASSY AND I JUST LOVE IT. Also I am horrible at jokes and have no idea what the answer is. But I'm going to pretend I didn't look at the comments and say, JELLYFISH. XD And you know what else I'm horrible about? WATCHING A CERTAIN FRIEND'S STOP MOTION. *wails* *rocks back and forth* I'm such a horrible person and friend, I'm such a horrible person and friend… XD Love the charrie interview, awesome job on destroying most of your goals, and AGHAGHAGHAGH I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR PLOTTING PROCESS. NOW. AKA ME DESPERATELY TRYING TO PLAN OUT MY NEWEST NOVEL. *cries*

    • Josie May 6, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

      THANK YOU. i thought she was being serious but then again Kamri likes to stab me in the back sometimes

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply



      • Oooh! Oooh! That sounds like a super fun post!

        • Madi May 8, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

          EDIT — *realizes she replied to the wrong thing* It was! Thanks for commenting! 😀 Thanks! I can’t wait to post it!

  8. Sara May 6, 2017 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Hey, madison! ?
    Wow very great and inspiring post ALRIGHT! YOU SMASHED (demolished) those goals KEEP UP THE AAWWEESSOOMMEE!!!!???? WORK! Madison! And I’ve heard this before! JELLYFISH! ( take some jelly take some fish look at that sandwich delish) LOLOL????? XD! How do you do??

    -MUCH!!! MUCH!!! MUCH!!! Love-Sara❤

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sara! Tehehe, yep, a jellyfish. ? Thanks for commenting! I’m great, how are you?

      • Sara May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

        Your welcome SO MUCH! Madi??jerry fish lol great that your great I’m GREAT!

  9. Josie May 6, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    YAY MADI IT’S UP! I have some free hotel time, so mine should be posted within the hour. And you crush your goals!

    • Madi May 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      YAAAY! And thank you!

      • Josie May 10, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

        (Also, I don’t get your posts in my inbox anymore. Is it a glitch?)

        • Madi May 13, 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

          (Arg, I’m so sorry. I don’t know why that’s happening… you might try re-subscribing, then doing it with a different email.)

  10. […] can check out Madi’s post here! I’m bad at closing out posts, especially collab ones… I hope you enjoyed this […]

  11. Daisymermaid May 7, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Hey Madcat!
    I created a chatzy page on my phone for the times i have service.

    • Madi May 7, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      YAAAY! But… the link doesn’t work… 🙁

  12. Daisymermaid May 8, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Try this one:

    • Madi May 8, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

      YOU’RE ON!

    • Madi May 8, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

      *hyperventilates* YAYAYAYAY YOU’RE ON. DON’T GO AWAY. Give me a sec to pull my lazy self out of bed (don’t you just love staying up ’til 1, getting up at 4, but then falling right back asleep and missing all your carefully planned writing time? -__- Lazy meee.) and get to my computer, the chatzy won’t work on my laptop. DON’T GO AWAY I HAVE MISSED YOUUU 😀

  13. Chloe May 14, 2017 at 7:34 am - Reply

    This is so fun!

    • Madi May 15, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It was! 😀

  14. Alyse May 29, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    This is cool!

    • Madi June 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much!

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