RTW: Love List

From YA Highway: Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

This Week’s Topic is: Inspired by Stephanie Perkins’ post on Natalie Whipple’s blog, what is your novel’s “Love List”?

This prompt is actually perfect for me right now because I absolutely love the novel that I’m working on for Camp NaNoWriMo.  I love spending time with the novel and it’s one of my favorite things right now.  This may change.  In fact, it’s likely to change.  It’s not that I’ll lose my love for the story or the characters; that will always be there.  But I’ll forget, because writer’s do.  Or at least, this writer does.  This list will be nice to have when that happens.  So, the start of my love list for my current WIP:

  • Family dynamics
  • Art
  • Wind chimes and flutes
  • Cemeteries
  • Tree houses
  • Extravagant gifts
  • Mysteries
  • Secrets
There is more on my list, but this is what I am comfortable sharing for now.
Speaking of my Camp NaNo WIP, I should give you an update on my progress.  I am currently at 23,252 words, so I’m still behind but I’m not giving up on making it yet.  I still have a full weekend ahead of me and I plan to spend much of it writing.

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  • Reply
    Sara Biren
    August 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    1. I love any story with a treehouse. I've done it twice myself. 🙂

    2. Mysteries, cemeteries, secrets. Yes!

    This sounds wonderful! Keep going! I started my current WIP during camp last year. You can do it! It's so bleeding hot and humid you won't want to go outside this weekend anyway.

    • Reply
      August 28, 2012 at 3:53 am

      Thanks for stopping by my blog again!

      1. This is my first time using a treehouse but I found it to be a great setting so I'm sure there will be a treehouse again in my writing future. 🙂

      2. All of these words cover some of my favorite aspects of the novel.

      Thank you! I'm thinking I might finish Camp NaNo this year. I'm happy to hear that your camp novel is one that you're still working on! It's always nice to hear that a NaNo novel makes it far beyond NaNo since sometimes it just feels like word vomit while writing.

      It definitely was more pleasant indoors this weekend! I went out to have dinner with one of my beta readers this weekend and thought that going outside was overrated. (Dinner was wonderful, though.) 🙂

  • Reply
    August 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I like SO MANY of those words in your list. ♥

    • Reply
      August 28, 2012 at 3:54 am

      Thank you!!! That's good to hear. 🙂

      PS. I'm watching Downton Abbey. Can you believe that it has taken me this long? But now I'm hooked!!

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