WIP notes

I’ve been happily going along and it’s been a week of finding all sorts of interesting topics being hashtagged this month on Twitter. I’ve been doing a #PrideMonth series. I’ve also done several to illuminate my first paranormal novel, a work in progress that is slowly taking shape this month. There’s an LGBT WIP hashtag that I’ve been following and occasionally replying in (not everything applies, and some seem to ask the same question). It’s a nice list of “stir the pot” questions that have helped me shape more of this story. This post is me organizing my tweets about my WIP:

Today’s #LGBTWIP day 3 topic: Would your MC go to Pride? Technically Skylar’s already part of a pride, being a cat-shifter (ha ha!) but she is also bisexual and owns an indie LGBTQ-friendly bookstore. Every year her store hosts queer #writers and #readingfestival #PrideMonth pic.twitter.com/CvXsIHlkG4β€” πŸ’» Lara Zielinsky β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ (@lczielinsky) June 3, 2019

This gave me a spark for a new starting scene (or perhaps the bridging scene between the revised content and the new content)

I also answered some questions during the #writestuff chat about a secondary character in this story. I didn’t pick the love interest (LI) as my secondary character here because it helped to flesh out some of my theme ideas for this story: the choices we make (or are forced to make) about belonging to groups, families, and communities.

A2: my favorite #WIP secondary character is Max, the MC girlfriend’s son. #writestuffβ€” πŸ’» Lara Zielinsky β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ (@lczielinsky) June 5, 2019

A3: one positive trait Max has is… #writestuff pic.twitter.com/gkzgdF1H94β€” πŸ’» Lara Zielinsky β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ (@lczielinsky) June 5, 2019


A4: one flaw Max has is… #writestuff pic.twitter.com/NgcPQuPd7Vβ€” πŸ’» Lara Zielinsky β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ (@lczielinsky) June 5, 2019


A5: Max is a child at the beginning of a journey the MC, who is older, has already struggled with, causing her to reexamine her own choices at conflict points, when he faces his own versions of them. #writestuffβ€” πŸ’» Lara Zielinsky β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ (@lczielinsky) June 5, 2019

(this makes Max the reflection for Skylar)

A6: Max was bitten by a (thought to be) dog at age 5. His mom later divorced his dad and started dating my MC, a woman, a couple years later. #writestuffβ€” πŸ’» Lara Zielinsky β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ (@lczielinsky) June 5, 2019

(character backstory)

So, that’s that. It’s back to work writing on this story. Wish me luck! ~ LZ