YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday this week asked the question: What is your WIP’s Love List?
The idea for this trip came from Stephanie Perkins, who writes down what she loves about a project when she starts. Check out her list for ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS.
I absolutely love this idea. It’s easy to forget about the initial love for a project when caught up in the challenge of completing a first draft or slogging through endless revisions. I’m personally still in love with my WIP, a futuristic thriller set in Iceland, so coming up with my list was pretty easy. I’m hugging it close now for that day down the road when our trip together gets tougher.
- A tough, sassy heroine with super-short hair
- Northern Lights and huge, gray sky
- Sigur Rós, Björk, and múm
- Very cool character names
- Betrayal and trust
- Kisses and almost-kisses
- Skyships and scoot-racers
I hope I’ll have a lot more cool things to add to my love list as I continue drafting. Can’t wait to see all the other love lists out there!