WIP Updates 4-1

Well, in keeping with my goals this week, and realizing how late it is in the week already I thought I would share with you a bit of Mo Thuras and its inspiration…

 

My synopsis (at least as it is right now):

Melody Joy is a woman captain in a male driven role. When she gets a unique piece of technology in the mail, after discovering the secret of a lifetime, she sets off on a journey of discovery. In her ship Mo Thuras, she sets out to find a planet no one has heard of and find a bit of her past.
Along the way she picks up a ragtag crew who, like her, are different and never seem to fit in. Always searching for a family of their own. Together they find a strength they never had before, along with a sense of belonging.
Finding new relationships after betrayal. Finding she is herself all along, this journey is filled with reflection and discovery.

 

This is the Playlist I have created:

 

 

I have found these songs really resonate with my main character Melody. Now a short interview clip from Melody herself!

Dreamland’s Insurgents*: Hi Melody! I want to start by saying, you’re incredibly brave for being a female captain in a man’s universe.
Melody Joy: Thanks so much for the kind words *blushes*
Dreamland’s Insurgents*: When this voyage to find your roots is over, what do you think you will do then?
Melody Joy: Well, after I find where I belong… and who I really am, I figure I will know what I am suppose to do. I mean, really it is just so hard, not knowing who I am.
Dreamland’s Insurgents*: What are you hoping to find on your world of origin, and what do you want to take away with you?
Melody Joy: I really just hope that by finding my home I can finally figure out who I am, who I am suppose to be. I really want to take a sense of finally belonging… somewhere. To find my place, and fit in.

*Special thanks to Dreamland’s Insurgents for these inspiring questions.
 

What about you? Are there different things you do to help you get “in that space” when you are having trouble writing? Things that make you instantly think of your story?!?  Do you find working on your synopsis helpful in drafting your story?  DO you make playlists from music that reminds you of your WIP?  Do you find interviews to be helpful ways to get to know your characters?

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6 thoughts on “WIP Updates 4-1”

  1. Your synopsis sounds interesting; I’d read that book, for sure. For me, what inspires me or gets me going is making playlists or just listening to some songs that remind me of the story and the characters. I’ve done a character interview a few times and those work, too.

    1. Character interviews are particularly fun! I have done them before, but when you enlist the help of a friend, especially one who has read what you have it is made all the more fun!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing that synopsis and the character interview! Now I’m curious as to how her crew is different. I like the playlist aspect. I also listen to music that gets me pumped up. Sometimes writing a logline–the one sentence description of the novel–helps. Free writing scenes with the characters also helps.

    1. *grins* what is actually more interesting than how different her crew is how they came to be her crew, at least… I think anyway.
      logline’s can be helpful, I actually write these little one/two word “titles” for each of my scenes, it is amazing how that can shape a scene.
      I also title my book VERY early on, as that shapes the story I write…

  3. I do have a playlist for my MC and a general one for my current WIP. While listening to music while I’m writing is too distracting for me, I find it sometimes helps to listen to a few songs before settling in to write.

    1. That is what I like to do also… if the song doesn’t have words I can listen while I write, but I have found it really helps me “settle in” so to speak to play a few before I write, or if I know I am going to be writing later, I will pop that on to inspire me while I work on other things…

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