10 Random Things About My WIP: 

1. My work in progress has no title and probably won’t get one till after everything is finished. 

2. I was having trouble with coming up with several plot points because I didn’t know what my main characters name should be. 

3. My main character is an alien… but that’s not what the government would have you believe. 

4. DERMA the organization that are the main players in this novel stands for nothing… yet… thins acronym may never stand for anything… actually please help me figure out what this should stand for!

5. There will be covert documents written out in this book.

6. Said covert documents are so much harder to write then I thought. 

7. My main character’s name as Althea and I am so proud of the name and how she obtains it! 

8. Althea was born with blue skin. 

9. The amount of torture (that doesn’t completely  destory a person physically or mentally) I am researching makes me realize just how intense this book is going to be. 

10. There are only 2,379 words so far in this novel… I foresee this book to be quite long… I have miles to go.

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think of my WIP!!! Any ideas on what DERMA should stand for and I will love you forever, because I’m stumped. 

Let me know if you would like to see more posts like this one in the future.

-Till next time!

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24 thoughts on “About My WIP 

  1. E – extraterrestiral
    R – research
    A – agency
    But I can’t think od anything for D and M… M maybe main. Like main agency for the research of aliens (extraterrestrials)? I just guessed they research aliens, I might be wrong. 😂

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  2. I would change DERMA to Derma and not have it be an acronym for anything. I would also do some research on the name Althea and its cultural importance, as the culture the name comes from is often mocked and made fun of. Your WIP seems really intriguing.

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    1. Althea is a Greek name that has a special meaning for my character later on in the story. She gets it from her caretaker for a short time who is a Greek women, because otherwise the kids born into the organization are only given numbers as their names and in this universe receiving a new name that you would want to hold on to from your caretaker is not uncommon. Although I will do my best to research more about the culture to see if I can portray her caretakers person as accurately as possible.

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      1. Research is so important when writing about other cultures that you don’t belong too. Have you read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller? It was extremely well-researched and she took great care in portraying the story she was retelling as accurately as she possibly could.

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        1. I have that book on my shelves! So I haven’t read this it yet. It is very true that you need to take special care to portray different ethnicities as accurately and as carefully as possible. There is a lot of work to be done, but I’m incredibly excited!

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          1. Definitely! I will remember to ask you when the story is finished! Greek culture really will only surround the one character… at least so far. I know too little about what will happen later and what characters will show up. Thank you for offering to help.

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  3. Ohhh sounds interesting! I feel you on not having a title yet haha, my current WIP is just called unnamed draft 😂 D could stand for Department, but I don’t know what kind of organisation it is so I don’t know what the rest could stand for. Good luck! 🙂

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  4. Keep at it! Planning out a story is hard, and sometimes little details don’t come to you until half way through the first draft lol

    I’m writing my third story right now, and sooo many things are easier this go around. The more you write, the easier it will be to come up with details.

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