The Shared WIP Tag {Week 5: Bonus Party}

It's the last week of the Shared WIP Tag (and Nano ends today :P) and we have aesthetics, playlists, and snippets!!


~ I will find my rightful place ~

~ She will always be loved and cherished ~

(honestly not 100% sure why I made one for Goldwyn...she doesn't play that big of a role [well, kinda but not really] but I just saw a bunch of pictures of babies and stuff and was like OKAY MAKING AN AESTHETIC FOR GOLDWYN)

~ I did not ask for this crown ~

~ I will rise above my station ~

~ I bring hope to those who are brave ~

~ I want peace for my kingdom ~

~ I am a quiet supporter of freedom ~

~ I am a storm behind a smile ~


This playlist is one that I created for the Scroll of Wisdom

And here is one that I found that helped my inspiration


“Why doesn’t Cipta go and train with Sir Elmeth and Sir Gerald and Sir Yeljo and Sir Malachy? He’s older than I am and he still hasn’t met them!”
Rothan stared at Kile quite intently for a few seconds. He had anticipated this question, and was trying to phrase his reply in the best way that the boy would understand. 
“As Prince Royale,” he began, “your duty will be to protect the people of Ilia Scriptura.”
“Sir Malachy told me that. But doesn’t Cipta have to protect our people to? He is going to be king one day.”
“Cipta will have to protect your people in a different way.”
“Using the Scroll of Wisdom and his head?”
Rothan allowed himself a small smile. “Yes, using the Scroll of Wisdom and his head.”
“So I’ll be in charge of keeping people safe with my sword?”
“What if I fail?” 
Rothan had to admit that he was somewhat impressed at the deep question the five-year-old had voiced. “Come with me, Kile.”
He took Kile by the hand and led him to the sacrum. 
“Why are we here?” Kile whispered, his voice instinctively lowering as they entered into the place of worship. 
“Can you tell me who sits there?” Rothan asked, pointing to the three empty thrones that sat on the altar.
“The One, The Sacrifice, and The Wind sit there.”
“Are they sitting there right now?”
Rothan watched Kile’s face as he thought. The boy’s skin was a kaleidescope of different colors as the light filtered through the stain glass windows and fell on his face. 
“They could be,” Kile finally answered. “But I still don’t understand why you brought me here.”
“The One, The Sacrifice, and The Wind will help you whenever you have to protect your people. If you pray to them, they will be with you. You just need to remember that you can do nothing on your own, it is the Three that can help you do great things.”
Kile’s eyes grew wider as he stared at the empty thrones. Rothan noticed the awed expression on his face and smiled a full smile. 
The ten-year-old skidded to a stop and whirled around to glare at his brother. “What?”
“K - Kile,” Cipta sounded surprised, “what happened?”
“What happened?” Kile screamed. “Because you went and told Mother and Father, look what happened to my hand!”
He outstretched his hand, and Cipta winced at the sweltering marks on his younger brother’s hand. 
“I didn’t know that they would do that,” he whispered. “I just -”
“You just what?”
“I just wanted you to learn that you shouldn’t do that.”
“Did you want them to do this?” Kile’s eyes refilled with tears.
“Of course I did not!” Cipta wrapped an arm around him. “Wait right here.”
Kile sniffed and wiped his nose on his tunic sleeve. His legs kept trembling and he slouched against the wall. Cipta came running back, a linen cloth in his hand. 
“I asked a healer for a salve,” Cipta sat next to Kile and started to apply the salve on his hands.
Kile winced as the cool ointment touched his open sores. 
“Just,” Cipta sighed, “please don’t do something like that again.”
“But it’s the only way Mother and Father give me any notice,” Kile sniffed again.
“Do you really want them to notice you this way?”
Kile winced again and shrugged.
“It was rather tiring,” Zelia said in her low, soft voice. “But we brought books and games to entertain ourselves.”
“And we brought our ponies, so we road on them sometimes,” Zoe added. “Do you ride?”
“Of course I do,” Kile replied indignantly.
Zoe shrugged. “When do you think we can go riding.”
“What a wonderful suggestion, Princess,” Queen Natha swept into the room. “Cipta and Yohn are going to go see the warehouses, and Kile and the princesses shall go riding.”
“But, Mother!” Kile protested. “Why can I not go with Cipta and Yohn?”
“The princesses are going riding, and we cannot let them go by themselves.”
Kile huffed and looked longingly towards Cipta and Yohn, who were talking excitedly.
“Why don’t you show the princesses the play room, Kile,” Queen Natha said, giving her son a pointed look. 
“But I haven’t even eaten!”
“Then come to breakfast earlier, you can eat something later.”
Kile groaned and pushed his chair back. “The play room is this way.”
Kile had never been so happy to have his regular lessons. They meant that everything was back to normal. While he didn’t look forward to spending a lot of time with Sir Gareth again, at least he wouldn’t be stuck with Zoe and Zelia all the time. 
But he was excited to see his trainers again. 
“Look who finally decided to join us again!” Sir Yeljo ruffled his hair. 
“Ah! So you haven’t forgotten us!” Sir Gerald smirked.
“Of course I didn’t forget you!” Kile cried indignantly. “I was just stuck with Zoe and Zelia the whole time.”
“Did you not like the princesses?” Sir Elmeth asked. Sir Malachy suppressed a laugh.
“No! Zoe talked to much and Zelia was very quiet.”
“Did she talk as much as Sir Gareth?”
Kile pondered his response. “I would actually rather hear her talk than Sir Gareth.”
The four men exploded into laughter. 
“You will forever make us laugh,” Sir Malachy grinned, “but we do actually have to teach you something, so let us start with archery.”
“That’s my worst thing,” Kile admitted.
“Then we need to work on it the most.”
“What about jousting?”
“We’re waiting till you are a little taller.”
Kile straightened himself up all the way. Finding that he didn’t even come to Sir Malachy’s shoulder, he slouched again and went to get his bow. 
Kile often wondered what he was searching for, going from tavern to tavern. His soul was telling him that he was searching for something. Some fulfillment. Something to make life worth living. 
His friends told him that drink, money, women, food, riches, power, and all the things that anyone could desire would “Fill him up”. And so he went to taverns with them. He ate, drank, and was merry. In the moment, he did feel happy, wanted, loved, satisfied.
But walking home the feeling left. He was empty as he roamed the empty streets. What was he looking for? What would give him fulfillment?  
What was his life’s purpose? 
Whenever Kile’s muscles ached and screamed, his favorite thing to do was to grab a stack of books (his favorites being adventure and romance), lock his door, and read under a mountain of blankets till he fell asleep. 
He was in the middle of that ritual now, but his mind kept wandering to the conversation he had had with Cipta earlier that day. While Cipta tutoring him wouldn’t be the ideal way that he would spend more time with his brother, there were benefits.
His parents might start noticing him. He would be spending time with his brother. He would be learning things. 
“Fine then!” Kile grumbled as he dug his way out of his mountain of blankets. “But I will come back and see if Lord Ulysses will defeat the theras and save Lady Alethea.”
“You wanted to see me?” Kile asked stiffly. Rothan looked up from a document he was reading.
“Ah, yes, Kile, sit.”
Kile sat. Rothan continued reading and Kile began twiddling his thumbs. Then he picked up an odd looking paperweight on the fairy’s desk and studied it. Then he skimmed through a book.
“Did you call me here for a reason?” Kile demanded as half an hour passed and Rothan still hadn’t said why he called him to his office. 
“Ah,” Rothan looked up, as if he had forgotten Kile was sitting there. “I didn’t call you.”
“Then why am I here?”
“Your parents called you.”
“So you’ve made me make them wait because you forgot to mention that?” Kile felt panic rise as he pictured his parents’ faces.
“No, no,” the fairy waved at him to sit again. “Your parents are coming here.”
A few more minutes of silence.
“Did they tell you why they wanted to see me?”
“Do you know why?”
“Do you have an inkling why?”
“Not even the smallest one?”
Rothan looked up and Kile found that he was smiling. 
“You are still the same person underneath all your armor,” he remarked. 
“What?” Kile wrinkled his brow in confusion. 
“You are still that little boy who asked too many questions for his own good.”
“Now the truth comes out, I did pester you.”
His thoughts grew more conflicted as he walked down the halls. All the servants were bustling around, doing various tasks for the banquet that was going to be held after the ceremony. None seemed to notice him. Was he so invisible that even the servants didn’t see him. 
The world seemed to move in slow motion. He could see every single movement. The way the servants averted their eyes as he passed by them. The way that the maidservants swerved away from him as they approached him. The way that the older servants looked at him with disgust. With disappointment. 
Was that what the people thought of him? As a romping womanizer with no respect for anyone? He almost laughed. 
Yes, he did sometimes (very rarely) have too much to drink. Yes, he did like to have fun, but he would never touch a woman he wasn’t married to. His parents had taught him that much. He did respect people.
How funny. People thought they knew him, that they had him all figured out. They didn’t know him. No one knew him. They all knew the fake Kile. Not the real Kile.
Who was the real Kile?
He, Kile, couldn’t even answer that question. That was very depressing. He didn’t even know who he was. He envied Cipta. He knew himself. He knew who he was going to be. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed those!!! Make sure you go check out the rest of the amazing peoples posts! This was sooo much fun to do! :D

Julia @ Lit Aflame
Melissa @ Quill Pen Writer
Brooklyne @ Showers of Blessings
Keturah @ Keturah’s Korner

How was your Nano? Which was your favorite character aesthetic and snippet? What comes next for you in the writing process? 

Know the Novel {Part Two: Within The Novel}

1. How’s the writing going?

Well, with Nano ending in one day and me only at 21k words.....some might say pretty bad. But I don't consider myself to have failed. This Nano I really wanted to get to 50k words, and I pushed myself pretty hard for the first weeks. y'all. November is the most stressful month for me. School is really hard and I have a really big competition in the beginning of the month. This year I actually won in my division (O_O) so I've been prepping for that. I was burning out by the end of week 2 and then I knew I had to get my priorities in order. My school, violin, and self-care had to go before writing. And then I made peace with that. So that's how the writing has been going :P

2. What’s been the most fun aspect about writing this novel so far?

The worldbuilding and characters!!! I didn't finish worldbuilding before Nano (I'll probably break from the story and finish that up before going on) but what I did have really helped me! I love the way Ilia Scriptura is structured, even though there will be a lot of fixing going on during the editing. And I've also loved finding out how complex my characters are than I thought they were going to be.

3. Has your novel surprised you in any way?

It has in the sense that I didn't expect certain characters to be so conflicted.

4. What do you think of your characters at this point? Who’s your favorite to write about?

I really love all my characters right now ('cept those who are mean to my little cinnamon roll). My favorite to write is probably Kile (which isn't a surprise as he's the main character) but I also really like writing Cipta, which I didn't expect. I also really loved writing little Kile and little Zoe :D

5. If you were transported into your novel and became any one of the characters, which one do you think you’d be? Would you take any different actions than they have?

He....I'd probably be Zelia. And as to if I would change her actions, I actually don't think so. I can't tell you why because #spoilersdearchildrens

6. Give us the first sentence or paragraph and then 2 (or 3!) more favorite snippets!

Prince Royale Kile couldn’t make up his mind if starting school was a good thing or a bad thing. On one hand, he had an overwhelming curiosity and enjoyed learning about different things. But on the other hand, it was school, and he would be stuck in the schoolroom for hours on end. 
“Ay! The little prince has joined us!” 
Kile nearly tripped over his own feet as he glared up, wondering who it was who would address him with such impertinence. A big burly man stood there, surrounded by three other men, each holding swords.
“Who are you?” Kile demanded.
They all laughed and Kile glared. 
“I’m Sir Elmeth,” the first man said, as he stilled his laughter, “That is Sir Yeljo, Sir Gerald, and Sir Malachy. We will be your combat trainers.”
“Ya, get used to Yeljo’s ugly face because you’re going to be seeing a lot of it, little prince,” Sir Gerald laughed, then ducked a playful punch that Sir Yeljo threw.
After scrutinizing the four men for a moment, Kile decided that he like them a lot better than he liked Sir Gareth (who, in his opinion, talked too much and bowed too much), and smiled. 
“Ah,” Sir Malachy grinned, “we got a smile out of the little prince.”
“Do you have to call me ‘the little prince’?” Kile asked, still unsure of what he felt about that name.
“Do you want us to call you by your full title then?” Sir Elmeth replied, trying to keep the smile off his face. 
Kile, who lived in terror of his full title, shook his head.
“Protocol prevents us from calling you by your given name, and Prince Royale Kile is too stuffy.”
After pondering that logic, Kile gave in and nodded. “But what are you going to call me when I’m taller than you are?”
This sent the four men into storms of laughter, leaving a very confused Kile, who didn’t see anything in his question but a legitimate concern: What were they going to call him when he towered over them? They couldn’t call him ‘the little prince’ when they were small to him?
Zoe, princess royale of Ilia Couragis, glared at Prince Royale Kile. 
“I wish Xander and Lilia were here,” she said to her twin, turning her back on the frustrating boy.
“Who are they?” Kile asked, his voice bordering on disgust.
“Our best friends,” Zoe shot back, “and I’m going to marry Xander when I’m older. He loves me.”
“How do you know that?”
“He told me. We’re getting married as soon as I turn eighteen.”
“Well, who’s his father?”
“Why does that matter?” Zoe sniffed. “His father is our stable master.”
“You can’t marry him!” Kile declared.
“Why not! I can marry anyone I want!” 
“He’s a servant. You can’t marry servants.”
“Servants marry servants.”
“But you’re a princess,” Kile scoffed, “you have to marry a prince or a noble.”
“I can marry anyone I want!” Zoe crossed her arms and stomped her feet.
“Maybe Xander will be a king one day!” Zelia offered, trying to make peace.
Zoe said, “Yeah!” and Kile said, “Whoever heard of a servant becoming a king?”
“Servants can be kings,” Zoe rolled her eyes. 
“That’s ridiculous!”
“No it isn’t! If the kings are bad, then the servants chop off their heads and make themselves kings!”
Kile rolled his eyes and left the room.
“We were wondering if you were going to join us, little prince!” Sir Yeljo joked. 
“Are you ever going to stop calling me that?” Kile pretended to be annoyed. 
What had seemed as a silly question when he was younger was now a legitimate concern. Kile was taller than all of his trainers (even though Sir Elmeth was only a hair shorter), and yet they still called him ‘little prince’. He might have pretended to hate the nickname, but Kile would have been devastated if they had stopped. 
“So,” Kile threw his apple core away, “what are we doing today?”
“First,” Sir Elmeth rubbed his hands together, making Kile anxious as to what nefarious plan his trainers had gotten up, “you are going to run.”
“What! I hate running!”
“That’s why we’re making you do it,” Sir Gerald chuckled. 
“How far?” Kile groaned. 
“Three times around the castle,” Sir Malachy grinned.
“What! Three times?”
“Aye, so I would get moving, little prince.”
Kile grumbled something about “over pompous trainers” and headed sluggishly towards the gate.
“We said run!” Sir Yeljo called, “not move-like-a-snail!”
He threw a glare over his shoulder, sending the other men into torrents of chuckles, and started running. Kile loved how those four men seemed to be the only ones pushing his boundaries, forcing him to do things he didn’t like in order to get stronger. Where would he be without them? No, the more pertinent question was, who would he be without them?
Probably some fat prince who can’t see his toes, Kile thought with a chuckle as he ran faster. 

7. Have you come across any problem areas?

Not yet. I just finished writing one of the big parts where stuff goes down but that's still at the beginning. But no doubt I will hit a problematic spot.

8. What’s been your biggest victory with writing this novel at this point?

I think (THINK) that it is maybe showing Kile's despair? You can't tell from the snippets above but there are some scenes that I'm like, "WHY AM I SO MEAN TO YOU MY CHILD????"

9. Be honest, have you killed any characters off yet?

Nope, not yet :P

10. Take us on a tour of a what a normal writing day for this particular novel has looked like. Where do you write? What time of day? Alone or with others? Is a lot of coffee (or some other drink) consumed? Do you light candles? Play music? Get distracted by social media (*cough, cough*)? Tell all!



My normal writing day would be writing a few words every now and then while I'm doing school. Then after I get home from dance or orchestra and practice violin and do more school, I'll start writing at 11 pm till around midnight.

That is so not healthy.

So Nano will be done tomorrow! How did you think you did? How is your novel going? What was your favorite part of Nano? Also! Tomorrow is the last day of the Shared WIP Tag and it's going to be all fun goodies! So make sure to come back then! 

The Shared WIP Tag {Week 4: Questions on Side Characters and World Building}

SO SO SO SORRY THAT I DIDNT GET THIS OUT YESTERDAY. Life was like, "Oh you want to post this today?? Haha

But anyways, before we continue, though, I want to apologize for not responding to comments/commenting on y'all's posts. Life has hit me with a bag of bricks and I just realized that I'm not going to finish Nano, but am strangely at peace with it :)

List your SC’s, state one of their main hobbies, and tell us how they influence your MC in the story.

......I have a lot of SC's (secondary characters).......I'll just name some of the more important ones

We have Kile's older brother: Sargas, Protector of Ilia Scriptura, Crown Prince Cipta of Ilia Scriptura (his name is Cipta), and I imagine him to look like Ashton Kutcher. One of Cipta's main hobbies is...reading.....I guess

Then we have Kile's dad: Taurus, Protector of Ilia Scriptura, King Rowan of Ilia Scriptura, and I imagine him to look like Dennis Quad. One of Rowan's main hobbies is doing math equations (gonna be super honest right now...I'm making most of these up on the spot...#soprepared)

Then we have Kile's mom: Auriga, Jewel of Ilia Scriptura, Queen Natha of Ilia Scriptura, who looks like Natalie Portman. One of her main hobbies is writing.

(and now we're moving to characters who live in Ilia Couragis)

So we gots Tamara, Jewel of Ilia Couragis, Princess Royale Zoe of Ilia Couragis, who looks like Dove Cameron. Her hobbies are riding, playing the harp, and archery (and yes, I actually did plan that :P)

Her twin in Tamaris, Jewel of Ilia Couragis, Princess Royale Zelia of Ilia Couragis, who looks like Chloe Moretz. Her hobbies are riding and playing the flute.

Then we have Eridanus, Protector of Ilia Couragis, Crown Prince Yohn of Ilia Couragis, and I imagine him to look like Alex Pettyfer. His hobby is drawing landscapes and riding.

Their mom (cause we talked about their dad last week) is Ara, Jewel of Ilia Couragis, Queen Yulia of Ilia Couragis, and she looks like Michelle Pfeiffer. Her hobby is embroidering.

I have more SC's, but.....#spoilerspeoples and then some aren't that important xD

Who is the SC that is the closest to your MC?

Um.....I would say (after stuff goes down), the person closest to Kile is Cipta.

How do your SC’s act around people they don’t know?

Cipta is a bit shy and doesn't talk much until he's comfortable.

King Rowan and Queen Natha command the room, cause, they're monarchs :P

Zoe is confident and Zelia is shy.

Yohn is somewhat withdrawn and Queen Yalia is quiet.

What conflict do they add to the story (disagreeing with the MC, perhaps)?

Cipta adds the conflict that he was supposed to be crown prince, but isn't. He also tries to help Kile, but Kile thinks that he wants to fix him and doesn't like it.

King Rowan and Queen Natha add the conflict that they don't really pay attention to Kile and just write him off as a hopeless cause.

Zoe and Zelia add some romantic conflict and some other conflict that I can't talk about because SPOILERS DEAR CHILDRENNS

Yohn adds the conflict that he thinks....shoot spoilers...

And Queen Yalia doesn't really add any conflict? I mean, at least I can't talk about it.....

Would your MC die for any of them?  What about vice versa?

Um....I think at the very end of TSOW, Kile would die for all of them, and they would for him. The beginning/middle is sorta iffy.

If you were writing books about your SCs, what might the books be like?


If it was Cipta's book, it would be about him trying to help other people and coping with becoming prince royale.

If it was about King Rowan or Queen Natha, it would probs be about them running Ilia Scriptura.

If it was about Zoe it would be about.....#spoilers.....and if it was about Zelia it would be about her helping her twin do....#spoilers

If it was about Yohn, it would be about him learning to run the country and stuff that i can't talk about so hush

And Queen Yalia's book would be about watching over her family and trying to bring them together after #spoilers.

What is your favorite part about the setting?

In Ilia Scriptura, I think it's the way that the monarchy works and how the king is the person who can read the Scroll of Wisdom. I haven't written anything in Ilia Couragis yet, but I think it's going to be the sort of wildness it has.

What was the hardest part about coming up with the setting?

Errr........There was something BUT GOSH DARNIT CAN'T REMEMBER

Is there anything about the setting that produced a major change in your character throughout the story?

The Scroll of Wisdom


Did you base your setting off of any place in particular?

Not really....I sorta came up with it as it came alonggg.

This ends week 3 of the Shared WIP Tag! Join me next week for snippets, aesthetics, and playlists!!

Also, check out the answers of the other amazing people doing this tag!

Julia @ Lit Aflame
Melissa @ Quill Pen Writer
Brooklyne @ Showers of Blessings
Keturah @ Keturah’s Korner

How is Nano going? What has been your favorite part of it so far? 

The Shared WIP Tag {Week 3: Antagonist Questions}

Aaaand, we're back in week 3 of the Shared WIP Tag!!

Introduce the main antagonist of your book!

Now here's where we reach a slippery slope......Because I don't really have an antagonist??? Like, it shifts. Sometimes it may be Kile's parents, then Kile himself, then Kile's friends......but if I had to pick one person to be the "main" antagonist, I think it would be King Zephr of Ilia Couragis. Let me make it clear though: He's not evil xD

Anyways, Zephr is the 9th king of Ilia Couragis. He is married to Queen Yalia who was a noble lady in Ilia Couragis. They have three children: Yohn, and twins Zoe and Zelia.

And I imagine Zephr to look like Hugh Jackman (which may or may not be the reason I made him a lot more likable xD)

What do you (the writer) have in common with the antagonist?  What do you not have in common?

Hm....what do I have in common......I guess what we have in common is the fact that we both have a need to control things (ask my family :P).

What we don't have in common is that I'm not trying to hold my kingdom together and avoid civil war.

What does your antagonist do when he/she is mad?  Do they have a soft spot?

He blows up.

Like, he yells a lot (sheesh he isn't a human bomb guys....)

And his soft spot is his family.

Who is your antagonist’s worst enemy?  What is their greatest fear?

I would say that Zephr's greatest enemy is the unknown. He hates change, because it means he has to be a little less controlling, and with the unknown people could get hurt.

His greatest fear is that his family will get hurt. That if the people rise, they'll hurt his family.

What is your antagonist’s weapon of choice?

I think that his weapon of choice is the fact that he is king. Since he holds a lot of weight as king, he likes to use that before resorting to physical violence.

How would your antagonist surprise your reader?

Well.....he isn't actually bad.....but yeah he is the antagonist for the greater part of the book xD

Anyways, I think he would surprise them in the way that he is actually quite playful and funny with his family and very VERY close friends.

What is one thing your antagonist would never do?

He would never purposefully hurt his family *coughs*


Why are you looking at me like that?

What lie does your antagonist believe about the MC?

Zephr believes that Kile is just an inexperienced boy. That he should listen to his elders instead of offering them advice.

What is your favorite thing about your antagonist?

My favorite thing about Zephr (besides the fact that he looks like Hugh Jackman :PPP) is the way he is around his family.  He loves them so much that he doesn't know what to do with himself.

If your antagonist was your MC, what would your book look like? would look like.......

Gosh, I have no idea.


What I think the book would look like, if Zephr were my main character, is everything that Kile sees Zephr do that is "wrong" would look extremely different in Zephr's eyes. What Zephr would see his actions as is the last resort.

This ends week 3 of the Shared WIP Tag! Join me next week for questions on side characters and world building!

Also, check out the answers of the other people doing this tag!

Lisa @ Inkwell
Julia @ Lit Aflame
Melissa @ Quill Pen Writer
Brooklyne @ Showers of Blessings
Keturah @ Keturah’s Korner

How's your Nano going? Are you still on top of your daily word count? What is your favorite thing about your antagonist? 

The Shared WIP Tag {Week 2: Protagonist Questions}

And we're back in week 2 of the Shared WIP Tag!!!!

Introduce your MC a little (name, maybe a description or picture, etc,) and tell us something quirky about them.

The MC of The Scroll of Wisdom is Polaris, Protector of Ilia Scriptura, Prince Royale (later Crown Prince) Kile of Ilia Scriptura.

In case his actual name got lost in his full title, it's Kile.

I imagine Kile to look like Douglas Booth:

Image result for douglas booth

And something quirky about Kile is that he loves to read! That may not seem quirky to you, but people who know Kile are astounded when they learn that fact! (I one has ever learned that tbh)

What does your MC value the most?

He values family and familiar (is that the word???) love the most. Which is odd considering that there isn't a lot of love between Kile and his family. But he knows that the love of a family is one of the greatest out there, and he yearns soooo much for it.

What is your MC’s wildest dream? What is their greatest fear?

Kile's wildest dream is to see one of the Fairy Halls, which no mortal person has seen. Fairies tell humans that they can see them, but only if they are chosen.

His greatest fear is that no one will love him. He may seem like a very self-confident and secure person on the outside, but Kile is actually terrified of being unloved.

What is your MC’s favorite food? Can they cook?

Kile's favorite food is this dessert which is like a dumpling but has caramelized strawberries on the inside (and now I'm hungry...)

And, being a prince, no, Kile can't cook xD

What do you (the writer) have in common with the MC? What do you not have in common?

Well, Kile has a habit of acting likely he's perfectly fine when sometimes he really isn't. I also find myself doing that, because it seems easier to act like your happy when you're really not.

What I don't have in common with Kile is that he does some really reckless things a lot. People who know me in real life know that I am a VERY CAUTIOUS PERSON (I think I get it from my dad....)

What lie does your MC believe about himself/the world?

A lie that Kile believes about himself is that his parents don't love him, and that his brother is more important than he is. This is a huge thing and drives (I think) a lot of Kile's internal conflict.

Who is their best friend and why? Kile had these friends who weren't the BEST people, but I think once some things *some* start to settle, his brother Cipta is his best friends. Kile and Cipta were never really close as children and when things go down they almost hate each other. But after they both accept their roles and their family gets closer, they really start depending on each other and form a strong bond.

What song best describes them in this book?


*scrolls through Spotify*

Okay I think one that describes Kile pretty well and his character arc is Remember by Lauren Daigle

What is their personality type?

I took a quiz for him and it said ENFP-T. Looking at the explanation that does really look like Kile!

Why should your readers care about this person?

Because he's a cinnamon roll (AND I AM JUST NOW REALIZING THIS WUT). Kile may seem messed up and tough on the outside, but on the inside, he just wants to be loved. He also wants to become a better person and once he's on the right path, he won't easily stray.

This ends week 2 of the Shared WIP Tag! Join me next week for antagonist questions!

Also, check out the answers of the other people doing this tag!

Lisa @ Inkwell
Julia @ Lit Aflame
Melissa @ Quill Pen Writer

How's your Nano going? Are you still alive? What has been your favorite thing so far?

Hidden Peril {Book Review}

Image result for hidden peril book coverAs teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she's fulfilling that pledge through her fair trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying.

Detective Luke Carter, new to the St. Louis PD, wants to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigue--and in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenious and deadly, scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die . . . including Kristin?

Three-time RITA Award-winner and "queen of inspirational romantic suspense" (Library Journal) Irene Hannon doesn't disappoint in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have readers up late as they rush toward the explosive conclusion.

I'll admit that I've never read anything in this genre before! It's never really appealed to me but I still asked for a copy when the Revell email showed up in my inbox. AND BOY AM I GLAD THAT I SAID YES. The plot of this story was spot on! All the small details made it really believable and gave it a really authentic feel.

The characters were all very well done! I loved the "Treehouse Gang"'s camaraderie. I love it when childhood friends banter. The protectiveness Rick and Colin had for Kristen is addooorabbllle. And then Luke's sister was amazing.  The rest of the characters, main characters included, were very realistic and fleshed out.

I love mystery and this one was no exception! I was not expecting the bad guy to be who it was. It was very elaborate and I applaud Hannon from making this such a complex mystery!

Very well, fine, yes, I loved the romance (don't I always?). It takes a while for it to get off the floor and then they have to wait a while because of stuff (#spoilers). But when it gets off, it's going.

The only thing I could have done without is a few things I'll mention in the content section. But they weren't so bad that they ruined the book for me.

There are a few kisses towards the end (this is not the problem part) and there are a few comments that I really could have done without. But the comments are somewhat vague.

Yet another enjoyable read from Revell!

5 Stars

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Just a warning, I'm going to have a few book reviews this month along with the Shared WIP Tag xD Have you read A Hidden Peril? Do you want to? What was the last thing you read? 

I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest opinion.