Tagged by Kat @ Life and Other Disasters to do this tag. I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve talked about any of the books I’ve been working on mainly because i haven’t been writing at all #oops so I thought that doing this tag would be fun. Y’all always seem to like it when I talk about my WIPs and who knows, maybe this will push me to start writing again.
As most of you know, I have two main WIPs and although I could make this post about both, I’ll focus solely on These Memories Shall Burn. I currently only have two posts with information about this story so you can read about it here and here.
– Thank the person who tagged you
– Credit the creator of this tag (Michelle!) and link back to this post so she can find out allll about your WIPs!
– Try to limit the amount of gifs you use per question – I’d say maybe stick to five or less but I’m not the boss of you
Sum up your WIP in four gifs!
#OwnVoices Native American rep, lots of emotions, and California waves. Wow. I think I finally know how to pitch this o.O
But really, this book is such an emotional one and although my character goes through experiences much different than my own, I’d like to think that I placed part of my soul into this book.
like a horcrux
let’s just make this clear. if i make any horcruxes (horcruxi?) in the future it will not be in the form of this book
Time to introduce your main characters!
Main character. Native American, suffers from PTSD due to an event in her past. Is adopted and lives with her adoptive parents in Orange County, California. Likes poetry and gymnastics. I love her so much, she’s so near and dear to my heart and I will do everything to protect her.
Naira’s adoptive mother. Real estate agent. She’s always working so she isn’t around much to care for her daughter. Their relationship is rocky but she loves her.
Naira’s adoptive father. Works even more than his wife. Neurosurgeon. Is oftentimes stressed and focuses on his job over his family.
Naira’s best friend and neighbor, her crush. Captain of lacrosse team and surfer. He’s not a stereotype, okay! He just… fits the mold of one. I swear I’m going to do everything in my power from letting him become a stereotype.
How would your main character react in a crisis?
Naira is not good in a crisis. Like, at all. If she was asked to save a life she would have no idea what to do, but she would of course try her best. Usually when there is a crisis she runs away and hides. Kinda like me haha!
If you were to meet your main characters, how would you react?
And if you were to meet your antagonist?
I mean… there isn’t really an antagonist? There’s your stereotypical ‘mean girl’ and Naira oftentimes has feuds with her mom but besides that there isn’t really any antagonists in my book.
But. There is one or two characters I’d like to punch.
Is there any romance in your WIP? How would you sum it up in gifs?
There actually isn’t!! There is the potential for love from three possible guys in my book but nothing ever happens 🙂 For romance-lovers, my other WIP, We’re All Beautiful, is for you.
How do other characters feel about this ship?
Well… it depends on who you ship. They’ll probably end up crying because it won’t happen
How do you want people to react to reading your WIP?
I want to make people smile and laugh and most importantly, cry in pain :)) But really, if one person (besides my immediate family, you don’t count because you’re biased even if you say you aren’t) says that they genuinely like my book, I will be over the moon with happiness, you’ll find me playing catch with the stars.
omg i actually really love that analogy i just made
wait. was that even an analogy?
i think it was a metaphor?
i don’t even know
May @ Forever and Everly
Marrill @ Books and Ravens
Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink
Everybody reading this right now if you have a WIP ~ and as always, if I tagged you, you aren’t obligated to do the tag.
Do you have a WIP you’re currently working on? What is it about? Let me know!