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!
29 thoughts on “What I Love About My WIP”
I hope I get to read it 🙂 it sounds like wow just by the list of words!
Yes! I would love to send you this when the time comes. 🙂
What a great list! I actually have the Southern Lights and Antarctica in my story, so I smiled when I saw Northern Lights. 🙂
High-fives to another fan of the aurorae!
You had me at Iceland. You had me so, so hard. (Also at kisses. Obviously.)
Haha, awesome. 🙂
Ooo. Intriguing. Esp “Skyships and scoot-racers”
Excellent! Glad those do the trick. 😉
Traveling to Iceland is on my bucket list, and I love Sigur Ros. Your list is fantastic!
This reminds me that I must post some Icelandic pics someday. It is SO BEAUTIFUL there.
Don’t you love this idea? Northern Lights – yes! We’ve got ’em here in Minnesota but nothing like Iceland, I would imagine! And kisses. And almost kisses. Wonderful.
Nothing like kisses under the Northern Lights …
Oooh, Iceland! And kisses! And Bjork! This sounds like a lot of fun 🙂
Thanks! So glad to hear it. 🙂
Haha, it is hard not to love the Northern Lights. I agree that caught my attention since I grew up with them in North Dakota. Having a setting such as Iceland sounds quite exciting!
Ooh…sounds like your story has a great setting. I love the idea of Iceland and the Northern Lights. Very cool!
Thanks! I am feeling very inspired to keep drafting with all the Iceland-love!
Yeah, you had me at Iceland too… 🙂
Nice! I would love to hear more about how the Northern Lights play into your work. A great list!
Iceland? That sounds so cool! Good luck with this one! 🙂
I adore books with cool character names! Great list!
You’ve got a tough and sassy heroine and then throw in betrayal and trust issues? Yup, you’ve got something going I’d like to read! Fab list here – this was so much fun, right?
It sounds like your WIP is the kind of cool I can only dream of. Love a short-haired heroine, too!
Um…love your ms, too! Can see why you are hugging it, lol. What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing it and I will do same with mine.