I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I’d get this post up until tomorrow (technically it just became ‘tomorrow’ but I think we can still count it as Wednesday), but then a mixture of insomnia and ‘that time of the month’ pains meant it looks like I have extra time this evening. Well, morning, technically, as it’s 00:01.
Moving swiftly on from that, how on earth is it already the middle of the week? Time has seriously flown, leaving me embarrassingly in its wake. It’s now very early on Thursday morning, which means I have until tomorrow night to write a history essay (oops, left it to the last minute), not to mention all the other stuff I need to do this week.
I told you October is stupidly busy.
I think this week is going to be a writing productivity weekend week, because let’s be honest with two weekdays left I don’t exactly have much time!
Good start to the round I’d say.
Next up, what (most of) you are here for – the WIPpet!
I missed last week because I started a post and then realised I had literally NOTHING to share with you. Not even something I thought up on the spot. Absolutely nothing. Last week was a bit of an unproductive week.
But hey ho, life goes on and this week I’m back. You’ll have to wait until November for some real juicy snippets I’m afraid, but I promise they’ll be extra long and juicy (and I have a little surprise planned for November). This month, you’ll just have to settle for planning related snippets (which I’m pretty sure are still technically WIPpets…)
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how I want to structure the stories inside my head, and whether or not a series has to have a strict order and continuous cast of characters. I still don’t really have the answer, but all the people who commented on Tuesday’s post were definitely helpful. I can’t really elaborate more without giving too much plot away, but I’m sure I’ll provide spoiler free updates as they come.
This is all well and good, I hear you say, but what does it have to do with the WIPpet?
Well, today’s WIPpet is a thought I had today*, which quickly developed into a line of dialogue for a very specific character that cannot yet be revealed (but you know who they are). It relates to all my rambling above because I realised that at the heart of my little series brewing away in my mind isn’t a character, or a set of characters (although a few do crop up pretty consistently). It’s a theme. Power.
In the end, it all comes down to who holds the power. For now, my dear friend, it’s you. But a time will come when someone else will creep up behind you and snatch it away. I know this for certain, because it’s what you did to me.
*I promise at some point in the next two months I will have a WIPpet that isn’t related to the date “because I wrote it today”.