Thought I’d post a bit of my work-in-progress, Looking-Glass Girl. In this scene, my protagonist, Alice, first meets Suzanne Manet, wife of Edouard Manet.
Want real authenticity with your characters? Walk through the door of your story:
Get to the emotion-point of right before the scene begins.
The taut ground of soothsayer
Who broods in caverns for a glimpse of light.
How have I lost the glinting stone
I kept so long in my fist?
I have not shared any of my work-in-progress here because it has felt too close to the bone. It’s a YA. It’s about art. And it’s about time-travel.
…and yes, I am going to buy the tee-shirt.
The task? Write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Usually, I use National Novel Writing Month to get as much word count aspossible on my work-in-progress.
My WIP right now is a tough one, as it takes me back to a painful time in my life, and to relationships I’m still sorting out.