All About My WIP – Part II

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.

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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!

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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?

10 thoughts on “All About My WIP – Part II

  1. Hi Lenna!! I’m so excited for you and Marie to start this writing feature! I love reading about the process in which writers come up with their WIP and the inspirations behind them. It inspires me and motivates me to think about the little seedling of ideas that I have! I’ve had a running idea in my head for so long now that’s kind of been a culmination of everything I’ve loved/been obsessed with for the past few years. I only recently decided to do something about it and made aesthetic boards on pinterest.. there’s nothing more than that, not even a really like a really abstract idea but making the aesthetic boards made me super excited and eager to I guess I would say I have a vague larger idea but lots of little snippets that come and go over time!! Can’t wait to read more about your WIP!!

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    1. Thanks!! I’m excited too. Right? It’s so fun. It gets me all excited too.
      That’s awesome you made pinterest boards! That’s a really great way to start. I wish you the best on your WIP!!


  2. YAY! I’m so glad you talked about your inspiration, Lenna, and it’s so cool that it comes from a song. (I don’t know if it’s me, but it tells me that the video isn’t available, when I click on the link, though :/) I LOVE songs so much, their rhythms and lyrics always give me some kind of inspiration as well ❤
    I definitely have gradual ideas – I'm just like you, most of the time I'll have a little snippet here and there, an idea, a character or a concept, and well… sometimes the rest does not come, sometimes it does and I get something I can actually work with, ahah 😛

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    1. Thanks! Hmm.. the link is working for me so hopefully it is for everyone else, haha!
      Yeah, it’s weird how that works! I always wonder how other people who are not writers like, think, because I know practically everything gives me an idea.

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  3. Oh wow. That song tho. I also think that the photo of her is really inspiring as well??? I’ll definitely have to check out the rest of her songs — her voice is beautiful! Hearing about the “close relationship to death” and an “old, isolated place” makes me want to read the book already, ahaha!

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    1. It totally is!! I actually desperately need a story with a head thing like that in it.YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD. They are stunning. That’s not even the best one – they’re seriously so, so good.
      Haha, thanks! I’m glad it sounds interesting ❤

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  4. I’m not sure where my ideas come from, they just sort of pop into my head and then either stay there or go away for ages. I have written one story inspired by a song, but it was an instrumental song so it was a bit more challenging to craft a story around it because I was more inspired by why the song was written.

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