Hey everyone! I hope you are doing great. I’m super excited about today’s post. I’m teaming up with the lovely Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books for a new writing feature! A couple times a month we’re both going to post something about our WIPs. Today’s post is all about how we got the idea for our current WIP/how/why we started.
A quick recap on my WIP: The setting is inspired by ancient Norway, it is about a girl who makes a bargain with Death, and there is a very old church.
I first got the idea for my WIP while listening to this song on the way to work. It is by one of my favorite artists and I’ve listened to it a thousand times but this time was somehow different.
Here’s the thing: most of my ideas come in snippets. I’ll get this idea I’m in love with and that I want to write, but it takes weeks to months for me to have enough information to start writing. This time, however, the idea for my current WIP came pretty much fully formed. I had this clear image of a main character who with a very close relationship with death, I knew that family would be a very big part of it, and I had this clear sense of an old, isolated place. The little details, like the harsh winter and very old church came later, but my original sense of the story has stayed and it’s been so cool.
Anyway, that’s how I got the idea for my WIP! Don’t forget to head over to Marie’s post to read about how she got hers!
How did you get the idea for your current WIP? Do you usually have big ideas, or gradual small ideas? Who is your favorite musician?