Before I wanted to be a writer, I wanted to draw comics, manga specifically. I have sketches of almost all my MCs from that period. I’ve always loved the art style of manga. There’s something about those giant eyes that I fall in love with. Eyes are the window to the soul and all that jazz.
Lately, I’ve been noodling with this story. Deep down, I know I want to be working on Love & Marigolds, but that’s exactly what it feels like lately. Work. So I subconsciously decided to take a break.
As I’ve been writing on M Club, I find myself pulling out these sketches. I don’t know why, but it seems to help. I feel a little more connected to them when I can look into their eyes. I remember bits about their personalities and backgrounds that I sometimes forget when they aren’t right in front of me. It’s kind of like they’re watching me. Four sets of pleading eyes, asking me to tell their story and making sure I tell it right.
Does anybody else do this? Am I really weird?
The story is a YA (although I’m thinking of making it a MG) fantasy about four kids who unknowingly bring a convergence of demons to their school. Still learning the extents of their own powers in sometimes uncontrolled ways, they’re now responsible for stopping the demons from destroying the school or exposing them all.
Yeah, it’s clearly a WIP. I don’t even know where the story is going yet and probably won’t until I finish writing it. (I love first drafts.) I guess now that I’m making some fairly decent progress on it, I should add it to my WIP list. If you’d like to read a really rough excerpt it’ll be there.