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March 10th, 2023

Hardest part of the story to write?

The answer to this is always "the part that I'm on now," of course. ^-^ But it really is! I'm in a long section where things aren't going well for the characters and progress isn't being made, and that's always painful to write. I'm making progress, though, and I hope you are too!

March 4th, 2023

--Describe your current PoV character with one word

One word??? That's hard! I guess I would describe Kevin as "stubborn," more than anything else. Once he gets an idea in his head, he's never going to give up on it!

I've been traveling in the US and Canada to see family and do fannish research (both fun!). My husband started coughing on the plane, by the time we got home he had a fever, two hours later a positive covid result, after three years of avoiding it. Luckily he was only sick for a few days, and luckily I managed to avoid getting it completely! But it's been a busy and stressful few weeks. I've gotten back into the working jag and am trying to make a thousand words a day--I don't usually get that many but I do usually get 700-800 or so, which is not bad! Hope your writing is also going well and your characters are behaving themselves!

February 3rd, 2023

How did you come up with the title for your current WiP?

For a change my title came easy! There's a common wrestling chant that goes "Fight forever!" when two wrestlers are having a great match, and a friend of mine once made art using that phrase over images of my OTP. So now I get to use that as the cover! Assuming she completes the re-vamping of it...

Also, canon has been kind, kind, kind to me this week! The last big wrestling show ended with one half of my OTP standing up to a gang of bullies for the other, and then both of them getting beaten down and left broken in the ring, scattered with scarlet flowers. It was very poetic, and they're going to team up now after years and years, and it's going to be great! (Barring injuries). May canon be as kind to you and your WiPs!

January 13th, 2023

What was the inspiration for your latest WiP?

Haha, my latest WiP is that biography, and is likely to remain so for some time--and I suppose my inspiration is the publisher getting in touch with me and suggesting I write it! I have made very little progress, but the publisher is going (he says) to write me up a contract and talk about advances and such things. I'll believe it when I see it, but I do have to get back to work a lot harder, that's for sure.

The holidays really took it out of me with work, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I hope you can too and you're feeling inspired!

December 23rd, 2022

As usual, December is such a nightmare that I've been unable to find time to post here! Here's hoping all of you get to have some time to relax as the year winds down.

This week's question is what genre is your current WiP?

Usually I could answer "romance," but now (and for the foreseeable future) it's a biography! I just got to the first hand-off, where I switch from one character to the other to summarize his childhood a little bit. What are you working on (and is it different than what you were working on a month ago?)

November 25th, 2022

Most chaotic to least chaotic characters in your WiP?

Haha, this question has made me realize that in wrestling almost everyone is basically chaotic! In regards to my two main characters, it's interesting because Kevin is pretty anti-chaotic in his real life, but plays an extremely chaotic character. This fits with the idea that wrestlers often base their heel persona on what they think the worst thing in the world is, actually. Sami, on the other hand, tends to play a pretty lawful character (whether evil or good), but in reality is all about standing up to unjust systems and bringing some chaos to the situation. It makes for a very complex dynamic!

Who's bringing chaos to your WiP this week?

November 18th, 2022

--Worst qualities about your current PoV character?

Oh, still kind of on Kevin Owens, I'll probably switch to Sami at some point but not yet! Kevin's worst qualities are probably a level of sloth and stubbornness. He doesn't really like to try new things and can be very pig-headed at times and get into a personal rut. I empathize!

November 4th, 2022

--best qualities about your current POV character in your recent WiP?

Oh, Kevin Owens! Ironically, considering he plays a character who betrays and backstabs everyone, the real person is loyal almost to a fault. I guess that makes sense because when crafting his heel persona he went with a base of disloyalty, which is probably the most heinous thing a guy like him can imagine.

What are the good qualities of the person whose head you're currently in?

October 28th, 2022

--favourite quote by a character in your WiP?

I suppose this could either be a quote within your WiP or a quote in canon that's inspiring your current WiP! For me it can be both because the WiP is a history--there's a line that gets repeated through the decades with my two favorites, said by one or the other at different moments of triumph: "This is ours." It's definitely become one of the major themes of the story for me.

I'm feeling sad this week because the Yuletide pinch hits are coming out and I've been too busy to do Yuletide for a while! It's always been one of my favorite fannish things but the autumns are just impossible.

Give me a favorite quote that's inspiring you!

October 7th, 2022

--favourite future (unwritten) scene in your current WiP?

One of the things I love about having WiPs is anticipating writing certain sections! Right now I'm looking forward to writing about the first time Sami and Kevin meet each other--they've never talked about it much, just enough that there are interesting hints and clues about why they didn't like each other much at first. So there'll be some fun detective work there!

What are you eagerly anticipating right now?
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