That’s right, I am back to talk about my WIP today. I feel like I’ve been mentioning it a little sporadically on the blog, but hey, I’m making progress from that time I never, ever talked about what I was writing, right? I feel like I should be proud somewhere there, but instead I’m still a nervous mess.
Ever since my last writing updates, there has been some sort of progress going on with my writing. As I’m writing this, I am almost done with the entire re-reading of my WIP. I’m both really happy and an emotional mess, because I know that, after the re-reading part will come that real editing part, where I’m supposed to tear my WIP apart into a million pieces and never find it again.
Wish me luck.
In the meantime, and instead of thinking about killing off precious characters and my own mind, I thought we could talk about lighters topics, so… I’m going to do this lovely tag my friend Kat created just the other day, in honor of Valentine’s Day.
YES, people, we’re going to talk about love. Yes I am aware Valentine’s Day was a couple days ago and you’re all sick of these love-fests, but… surprisingly, my WIP does not have all the cheese so I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this?!
- Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post!
- Provide a short description of your WIP/story!
- You can check out this post to find out more about Arcadia!
- Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible!
Okay, so here’s the short synopsis I already used for the previous Write Tag I did, a little while ago. I don’t know if that’s enticing or if it sums things up well, but… here it is.
After the disappearance of her best friend, Keely chooses to follow their dream-path and gets into the very selective boarding school they both wanted to attend. Grieving Gaulthier, making new friends and trying to make her dreams come true turns out to be more of a challenge than she thinks, especially when this new competitive world is paved with something that clearly seems like bad intentions.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
If there is a couple in your WIP, what are their plans for Valentine’s Day? And if there is no couple in your WIP, is there someone your main character would like to spend Valentine’s Day with?
Okay, so I think it’s time we talk about revelations here. There is a hint of romance, romantic feelings and whatever of the sort in my WIP. There always will be, because I will always be a marshmallow at heart. Yet, there isn’t one main couple and it’s NOT a romance. I know. WHO AM I.
So I’m going to answer the second question, because the first one would mean tons of spoilers for everything and say that, for this Valentine’s Day, my main character Keely would have like to spend her day as she did all of the years before: with her best friend.
Who has no shame about going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day alone?
That would definitely be Lyna. She’s fiercely independant and, if she doesn’t have a special someone to spend her Valentine’s Day with, who cares? She’d gladly take herself to dinner alone in a fancy place and be proud of it, too.
One of your characters requests a song on the radio for their crush! Which song and for which character would they pick ?
I think I could see Noah doing that – that poor awkward boy would rather send a hidden message in a song than actually talk about feelings. And to be extra-cheesy, I’m guessing it’d be something along the lines of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
Is there a character who would organise an Anti-Valentine’s Day party?
Maybe I’d have to go with Lyna for that one as well. That girl would take herself out to dinner for Valentine’s Day and, on extra-crappy-valentines-day-just-sucks kind of year, she could definitely host a party along these lines. With, you know, targets of your exes plastered on the walls, loads of food and friends and fun.
What romantic gesture would swoon your main character?
Give my Keely the book she’s been raving on and on for years or that sweet in-night chilling with movies or a tv show marathon and you’re all good. Grand gestures actually kind of makes her a bit uncomfortable.
Which character would buy a bunch of red roses and hand them out to strangers on the street, just to make their day?
That would totally be Jamie. That guy has a heart of gold and, while he patiently waits to spend the evening with friends on Valentine’s Day, he could be that one guy you meet on the street, handing you a bunch of red roses and telling you that the day is beautiful and so are you.
What are your main character’s favourite Valentine’s movies? (Note: Valentine’s movies don’t have to be romantic!)
About Time, The Notebook. Cheesy movies for the win.
Who is ready for the February 15th, just to get all the chocolate on sale?
Noah. If he’s ready to be cheesy and all adorable on the 14th if or when needed, he’s even more eager to buy his loads of Cadbury Chocolates and just eat them all at once. Well, strike that. He’s probably going to eat a couple of those until Jamie barges in and eats the rest without asking. Friendship goals.
Is there a character who never spends Valentine’s Day alone aka always has some sort of date?
Of the top of my mind, there’s no one I can think of – my main cast of characters really are okay with spending Valentine’s Day alone and it’s not a day or a celebration that matters that much to them. (who am I. I swear my next WIP will have all the cheese in it).
Bonus: Create a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for one or several of your characters!
I am an over-achiever, so obviously I spent two hours making aesthetics for each and every one of my main characters. You’ll get vibes of tons of friendships, fancy dinners, nights in and netflix and a hint of the romantic my little cheesy Noah is. The aesthetics are above, by the way, in the actual questions where I talk about the characters.
I don’t know which ones of you are writing and/or can’t remember and am a bit lazy right now, but if you are a writer, feel free to do this amazing tag!
If you’re writing anything – do you have romance in your stories and all the cheese??
If you’re not writing – do you like books with romance, a little bit, a whole lot, not at all? Let me know all of your thoughts on love in comments!