WIP Wednesday

Yesterday, for no real reason, I started writing about my life. Here is some of what came out: The decision of whether to go buy candy was always a big one because at any time the sno-cone truck might come by, and if we’d spent all our money on candy we wouldn’t have any for…

Nah, No WriMo

So I had originally planned to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. Alas, I was overly ambitious on that point. I’ve only just finished a manuscript and released a short story, and every time I complete a major project (or two), I need a few days of down time. But NaNoWriMo doesn’t allow…

WIPjoy #25

25. Antagonists – What’s something that keeps you up at night? Ophelia: I worry sometimes that I won’t be recognized on the street. That the paparazzi won’t want pictures of me. There’s nothing worse than realizing you’re no longer worth anything to them. Eoin: Ophelia. Interviewer: Oh! In a, you know . . . hubba-hubba…

WIPjoy #24

24. Side character – Is the author evil? Rosalind: What’s an author? Bea: I don’t think she’s intentionally evil, but perhaps a bit deranged? Liam: I didn’t think she was evil until the end. Southend-on-Sea, are you trying to make me come over there?

WIPjoy #23

23. Protagonist – Last dream you had? Nerissa: Well, I describe it pretty clearly in the book, I think. You know, the whole bit with my dead dad coming for a visit? I’ve probably dreamed since then, but if so, I don’t remember. The dad thing took up a lot of headspace. Hullo again to…

WIPjoy #22

22. Antagonist – Favorite snack food? Ophelia: Oh! Are we being interviewed? Well, I don’t really snack, you know. My figure and all. Eoin: I like pickled onion crisps. While watching a match on the telly. Ophelia: And Welsh red ale. He loves that, too. Eoin: You don’t approve? Ophelia: I never said I didn’t.…

WIPjoy #21

21. Share an intriguing line. I suppose there is a *slight* difference between lines I absolutely love and those that are intriguing. Anyway, I don’t know if this one counts as “intriguing” but: “Treason,” I croaked, and wondered if ghosts were allowed to send messages through newspaper puzzles.

WIPjoy #20

20. When your WIP is a movie, what would the credits sequence be like? I’m going to assume end credits here. I don’t think it’s giving too much away to say the book ends on a somber note; it’s based on Hamlet, after all. So there would be a slow fade out, and some deceptively…

WIPjoy #19

19. Your biggest daydream about this WIP’s future. I’d like this book to be my break-out hit. The one that gets me noticed, the one featured in Publisher’s Weekly, the one that gets me invited as a guest to more conferences. Of course, I hope that about every new book, so . . . “This…