WIPjoy #17

What was the first thing you knew about your story’s world/setting? That it would be set in Regency England? Seriously, though, I knew Faebourne would be an old house set in the forest—a place of mists and fey influences. It’s almost gothic, at least from the outside. The interior, however, is far from spooky.

WIPjoy #16

How would you describe your setting? Most of the action takes place at Faebourne, which is an old, gothic house surrounded by forest. In fact, Duncan notices how unnaturally close to the house the trees are. However, though somewhat spooky from the outside, on the inside Faebourne is elegant and comfortable. The place is strange,…

WIPjoy #15

From the MC: Your favorite music? We’ll ask Duncan Oliver, the hero of Faebourne: Anything soft and mellow, really. Maybe a bit of harp music? I find the pianoforte can be jarring unless the player has a light touch. Alas, so many young ladies attempt to showcase their abilities by going quite the other direction.…

Revisiting Goals

Okay, so a lot has happened since my last check-in with my yearly goals. For the record they were: Publish Brynnde Finish and submit Changers: The Great Divide Finish Hamlette Write another Sherlock Holmes story (Accomplished goals are in green.) Well. I did publish Brynnde, and though I didn’t write a new Sherlock Holmes story…

WIPjoy #14

From a side character: what gives you joy in life? Michaels, Duncan’s valet, has volunteered to answer this one. Michaels: I enjoy being in town, where we can gossip and be on the inside of all society’s flow of information. Being in the country is so dull by comparison. I like to be where the…

WIPjoy #13

From your antagonist: what’s your deepest regret? Hmm. Let me ask Richard, since he’s the most antagonistic of the characters in Faebourne. Richard: I would not say I regret anything. Perhaps . . . Perhaps I am a little bit sorry I never gave Edward and Adelia more opportunity to venture out in the world.…

WIPjoy #12

Yes, yes, I’m still slowly making my way through this list. Share a line from the MC about food. Duncan doesn’t talk about food (at least not so far), but he does think about it. And then as though from thin air a footman appeared at Duncan’s elbow to set a heaping plate before him.…

WIPjoy #11

From a side character: what’s the most pain (physical or emotional) you’ve been in? George Fitzbert has volunteered to answer. He is Duncan’s best friend, if Duncan has such a thing; Duncan mostly keeps to himself, an awkward outsider in the world. So, George, what is the most pain you’ve been in? George: It’s rather…

WIPjoy #10

From the antagonist: happiest memory? Who is the antagonist in Faebourne? The whole Milne family? The brothers did abduct Duncan, after all. I guess that makes them antagonistic. All right then, we’ll ask Richard Milne first. Richard: I remember being happy as a child. I have not been happy since. Um . . . okay…

WIPjoy #9

From the MC: Most awkward memory? Duncan Oliver: Almost all my memories are awkward, I’m afraid. It’s why I mostly keep to myself. I do enjoy parties and the company of others, but I’m not very good at it, you see. I suppose that first meeting with the Milne brothers is a fair example. To…