My friend and crit partner China recently sent me the visual love list she created for her WIP, and it got me thinking about what I would include on my own love list for Water Lily. What’s a love list, you ask?
In Stephanie Perkins‘ own words: “Whenever I begin a new project, I also begin a list called ‘What I Love About This Story.’ I start by writing down those first ideas that sparked the fires of my mind, and then I add more ideas to it as I discover them during my push through early drafts.” Read the full post here.
Fun, right? I just couldn’t resist writing my own — especially since I needed to fall in love with the WIP again after re-plotting the entire second half (see above.)
- paper puzzles and cryptic clues
- the scent of licorice on fingertips
- a scruffy boy with long hair and quick wit
- longing for the past
- the taste of the ocean on your hair
- unlikely friendships
- first kisses
- shattered porcelain and polyester snow
- bluebird feathers
- whispered conversations
- fading photographs
- the smell of damp earth
I could go on and on, but then I wouldn’t actually be writing the book. So I’m off to revise!
Have you written a love list for your WIP? If so I’d love to read it. Link me!
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