My list of WiP questions has shifted to "Tell me which character in your current WiP is most likely to..." and they seemed funny and maybe interesting, so I'm going to go along with it!
Which character in your current WiP is most likely to kill someone by accident?"
I really wanted it to be one of the more minor characters, but... it's probably Kevin, because he has a variety of really dangerous wrestling moves that very much risk killing someone! He doesn't use most of them anymore now that he's older, but at the time I'm writing about he was hurling people head-first into ringposts on the regular.
--What's your favorite character arc in your current WiP?
Oh, I like this question! Mine's definitely Sami Zayn, who goes from awkward and tryhard to, well, an awkward tryhard who's also more confident and at peace with himself, lol. He basically realizes people like him when he's awkward and it's okay to lean into it and be himself!
What's the most intense scene to write so far in your wip?
Oooh, most of the intensity is still in the future for me! So far it's probably--ironically--been a scene that takes place after my main characters leave the ring and thus the scene, where a wrestler with a cut forehead is hoisted upside down above the ring and his blood rains down on the other wrestlers, soaking everyone. That moment ended up getting censored and I just happened across one of the pre-censored versions, and it's as gory as it sounds.
Hope you'ev got some intense moments to write of your own--intense in the right ways, of course!
What are a couple of songs you associate with this WiP?
I don't know if you're one of those writers that tends to have playlists for ships or stories, but if you are! I definitely am, so I almost always have songs to fit the tone. Right now I'm listening to a lot of "Footprints" by Tiesto ("We live forever wherever we go Leaving footprints all over the world"), Brett's "On the Rise" ("Offer me a second's rest I can't I'd just as soon drop dead") and Michl's "Everything'll Change" ("So we're banging the door and we're pleading for more") Lots of anthem-y dance-y music! How about you, what music is motivating you right now?
Give a brief description of the main characters in your current WiP.
I haven't gotten much work done on the book this week thanks to actual paid word (booooo). I'm going to try and set aside a couple of hours this evening, though. To focus on personality, my book is mostly about:
Sami Zayn: passionate, absent-minded, adventurous, creative, garrulous, socially awkward Syrian-Canadian redhead. Kevin Owens: meticulous, reserved, thoughtful, secretly mushy and romantic, abrasive, fiercely protective French-Canadian.
I need the real world to get off my case for a few days! Hope you have writing time!
Hm, hard for me to spoil writing a history, in some ways! In one chapter I'm putting together some previously-disconnected facts to paint a portrait of one wrestler as a bully, which I'm a bit worried about (he's a divisive but well-loved person), so I'll be on tenterhooks when handing the document over to my editor...
--What's your favorite ship from your current WiP?
I think this will be a pretty easy question for all of us because we're all writing very pair-based stories! Even all romances, if we stretch the definition a bit to include a more Platonic romance for my book. :)
So obviously if I'm writing a book about the history of a pair of people, they're going to be my favorite ship! One of my favorites won a title two weeks ago and this week he said he was "leering" at them, and a bunch of people were like "Oh, that reminds me of that one fic where they have sex on top of their titles," and I had to be all innocent as though it were not my own fic, lol. Awkward.
Tell me about your current favorite pairs! I love hearing about them afresh.
What's your favorite scene with your current POV character?
Hmmmm, I'm one of those people whose favorite scene is always the one I've just finished, lol. So that's my current favorite, a match where Kevin finally gets the reactions he wants and is filled with joy!
I'm really happy this week because canon just gave me the final chapter of my history! I've been hoping for my favorites (my OTP) to win tag titles together and they finally did and it'll be a perfect ending, when I finally get there! Just... twenty or so chapters to go, I think...
How about you? What scene has made you happy to write?
I don't usually delete much (it's fic! It's fun to leave everything in!) but I did actually have to adjust something in the book I'm working on, because a scene that I had described actually took place like three months before I thought it did, so I had to re-write! In the end, I think this one worked better, but I did like some of my descriptions of the older version. Here's hoping you haven't had to delete much!