pretend like i’m not ridiculously behind on this... it’ll go into next month, surely 🤐 #mywipjune2019 day eight: which character suffers the most?
finley, hands down. boy goes Thru it honestly. his family life isn’t the greatest, and the heartbreak mixed with drug and alcohol use is No Bueno buuuut that all makes him even more fun to write, in my opinion!
day nine: what is your mc’s past like?
that’s kind of a nice transition! finn and lennon are both the only child in their families. lennon, i’d say, is pretty grounded. her mom had her when she was young and she doesn’t actually know her birth father, but she doesn’t even refer to her stepfather as such. she’s got a really good relationship with them and they’re generally pretty chill, but she’s overall naive and hasn’t quite experienced a ton of hardships? nothing traumatic aside from the general horrors of school and bullying and being a bit of a loner.
finn, on the other hand, comes from parents that pretty much should be separated but will never go through with a divorce. they pretty much tolerate each other— his mother’s a hoarder and his dad’s an alcoholic, so he never liked being at home... hence the band he joined, his tendency to go do his own thing or get swept up in any sorts of plans. arguably, that’s where his partying really stemmed from: the fact that he never liked being at home. then it turned into he never liked being sober but that’s a different story!
day ten: what is your wip’s main message?
that’s tough. i hope my wip does more than one thing for people, like i hope it shines a light on multiple issues but maybe the biggest main message is that life isn’t linear, and things (be it love, success, friendships, etc.) don’t happen according to the books or the way we’ve grown to believe and that’s not a bad thing!!
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