During July I participated in the #WIPjoy game on Twitter, where each day you answer a question regarding your current work in progress. It was all hosted by the lovely Bethany A. Jennings (@simmeringmind) I chose the novel I’m currently revising, and used the hero, Nathaniel as the main character for those prompts. Below are all my answers for the tag.
1.Describe yourself and your WIP!
I’m Emily, I recently moved to England, and I write various genres of romance. WIP is a regency romance, first of four.
2.Your MC’s aesthetic in 7 phrases.
Nathaniel – dark eyed, rake, honorable, loving brother, responsible, dark suits, sandalwood soap
3.Your first inspiration for this WIP.
Lots of regency romances and an old idea.
4.Three books that go nicely with yours.
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Anything by Julia Quinn, so let’s pick two at random; Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, and Splendid
5.A line in which your world comes alive.
6.Would you rather: get trapped in your story for a week, or have your antagonist enter your own life for a day?
I’d enter my story for a week – it’d be like a holiday to Regency England. But one week is enough, I do enjoy indoor plumbing!
7. A line where the plot thickens.
8.What would your MC be like as the antagonist?
As an antagonist Nathaniel would ruin others plotting and scheming because he doesn’t agree with what they’re doing.
9.What would the antagonist be like as the MC?
Christian Grey. Controlling and bordering on abusive.
10.Dish about a favorite side character!
Jacob, Lord Wortham, is one of the hero’s best friends, and is a rake with daddy issues. Sarcastic and enjoys annoying others.
11.What parts of this WIP are drawn from personal experience?
Probably some of the heroine’s shyness/struggle with crowds. The love and annoyance you feel for your siblings.
12.A line you nailed perfectly.
I found this incredibly difficult, so I just went with the first line of the novel.
13.Would you rather: never publish this WIP, or watch it be adapted into a horrible movie.
Bad movie adaption over never publishing any day. I still enjoy books even if they have bad movie adaptions!
14.Describe your MC’s personality with a GIF.
15.A line involving a decision.
“You could marry me.”
16.Choose an ideal reading spot, food, drink, and music to go with your book.
Under a blanket on the couch a rainy day, with chocolate and a cup of tea, the rain smattering against the window.
17.What’s something you’re still figuring out about this WIP?
I’m still trying to figure out/decide a title. And the surname of the main family. Because I don’t like the original one.
18.Share a thought that keeps you going as a writer.
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember, and I just don’t like who I am when I don’t. If I’m not a writer, then what am I?
19.A line that was hard to write.
I honestly don’t remember, it was a long time ago that I wrote it, and in revisions they ALL seem difficult!
20.Would you rather: have tea with your antagonist, or be stuck in an elevator for 3 hours with your MC?
I’d normally not want to spend time with antagonist, but I can’t deal with elevators. Will have to ignore him and drink my tea.
21.Why do you yearn to share this story with the world?
I guess I hope that someone else will love these characters as much as I do.