The Shared WIP Tag {Week One: Camp Goals}

So excited to be doing this tag again! Enjoy the first week of the Shared WIP Tag!!!

What WIP(s) are you working on this Camp NaNo?

I'm actually working on whole lot of things, but mainly I'm focusing on two WIPS: Colm and The Scroll of Wisdom.

What goal did you set for it, and why did you choose that goal?

I set the goal of writing 30 hours (obviously not consecutive). And I set it because it gives me the liberty of working on whatever needs working on. So it could be The Scroll of Wisdom or Colm, or it could be plotting or even writing a little of some of my minor projects.

Can you give us a short synopsis of the WIP?

The Scroll of Wisdom:

Prince Kile of Ilia Scriptura knows that he will never be king, that boring job is left to his brother. But when a strange turn of events happens and Kile is made the Crown Prince, how will the prince who has lived in frivolity all his life govern the wisest kingdom in Ilia?


Colm McNulty is fine with the life he has, roaming the land, playing the fiddle, and looking into Rose Kelly's eyes. But his abusive father doesn't feel that way. He forces Colm to America, making him leave everything dear to him behind.

How long have you been working on this WIP?

I've been working on The Scroll of Wisdom for about 5 months. It was my Nano project and I only got about 1/4 of the way through it. I call it (lovingly) my monster novel not because it's exceptionally long (100k words....the standard novel length) but because it is so much more complex than I thought. The characters are deeper and the history is wow and yeah. I surprise myself.

And I've been working on Colm for about a year. It was my July Camp Nano project but it hasn't gotten much work done on it for a long while (much to the chagrin of my beta, who I left on a cliffhanger :P)

Where did the idea come from?

The idea from The Scroll of Wisdom came actually when I was working on The Crown of Light and wanted to get more backstory the developed in a series of books. I accidentally started writing them out of order :P If you want to know more about the backstory of The Scroll of Wisdom I did the Shared WIP Tag on that novel in November, but check out this post and this post for more info.

For Colm, you know, I can't exactly remember where the idea came from. I've always been fascinated by Ireland and its history, and this idea just came to life as a little, cute plot bunny and then grew into this incredible book bunny.

Do you think you’ll be able to meet your goal? Why or why not?

I think I will be able to make my goal. Why? Because I really just need to write an hour a day, and it doesn't even have to be writing exactly! It could be plotting, or editing, and not just on my two main projects.

Did you make any goals for March (Camp Prep)? Were you able to fulfill those?

My goal for March was to finish my novella, What Time We Have Left. I was not able to finish it in March, but I did finish it on the first day of Camp.

Are there any aesthetics/music you’d like to share? Any goals regarded to these artistic endeavors?

I did a whole post for The Scroll of Wisdom on aesthetics and stuff at the end of the last round of The Shared WIP Tag, and you can find it here. I made all the character aesthetics so no goals for that here.

For Colm, I actually haven't made any aesthetics, but I do have a playlist that is ever growing (albeit very slowly) that has every song that is sung in the book.  And yes, I would like to make the character aesthetics.

Share a snippet from your WIP.

You can find snippets from The Scroll of Wisdom in this post and this post.

And here is a snippet from Colm:

“Oi, Colm!” Shane plopped down in front of him. “We’re going to a dance, do ya want to come?”
“Um,” Colm began.
“No!” Mrs. Russo barged out of the door, hands on her hips giving Shane the death look.
“Surely that’s Colm’s decision,” Shane glared right back. Colm had discovered that Mrs. Russo and Shane appeared to hate each other on the surface, but that they really loved each.
“But he’s only sixteen, and I’m-”
“-His fill-in mother, you’ve told us a million times.”
“Yes, I am his fill-in mother. He’s told me that his mother and I would be the best of friends if we knew each other, and I’m sure she would agree with me that it wouldn’t be appropriate for a sixteen-year-old boy to go the type of dances you young men frequent.”
“It’s still Colm’s decision,” Shane grumbled. 
“I think I’ll stay with Mrs. Russo,” Colm said, shrinking back into his seat.
Mrs. Russo gave him an approving glance as the rest of the Rover Boys left the building.
Colm also got up but sat down when Mrs. Russo called out to him.
“Yes, Mrs. Russo?” he asked.
“I just wanted to give you a word of motherly advice,” she smiled at him kindly, “Be careful when it comes to money and other worldly things. I’m sure your mother would thank me for that.”
“She would,” Colm kissed her cheek gratefully.”
“Mamma mia,” she blushed, “You could make my grandmother blush.”

What's a Bible verse that sums up the theme in your WIP? or else helps you focus as you tackle what projects you've made for your goal?

The Scroll of Wisdom:


And that's the end of this week's questions! Be sure to come back next week for questions on current projects! In the meantime, check on the posts of the other people doing this tag!

Are you doing Camp Nano? What is your goal for this camp? What are your main projects? Who is your biggest inspiration as a writer? 


  1. Both of these works sound so cool! I especially love Colm's premise :)

    1. Thank you! And yep, I also like Colm's premise (which is a good thing)(Obviously)(XD)

  2. Aaaahhhh yes the Scroll of Wisdom sounds just as excellent as I remember! And COLM!!! *shrieking*

    1. Hehe, I'm glad you're excited about them :PPP

  3. OHHHHHH a fiddle player!! *heart eyes* Love musical characters!!

  4. I love the verses you picked out. They really give a great feel for the story.

    I'm particularly intrigued by Colm. It sounds like such an interesting book!

    I hope your goals work out well for you this month!

    1. I'm glad they do! They gave me new insight into each story when I picked them out :)

      Yay! That's a good thing XD

      Thank you! You too!

  5. Oh, these sound so good! I can't believe that I am so bad at reading posts that I have missed hearing about these! I'll have to go through all of your old posts. :)

    (Oh, and I see you are reading North and South, I am too! What do you think of it so far?)

    1. Hehe, I do the same thing tho xDD I hope you like those old posts!

      (I'm really liking it! There are some characters that bother me a bit but I like it nonetheless :D)

  6. Any story that has anything to do with Ireland always intrigues me.

    1. Same!!! I always tell my mom that if I weren't Hispanic, I would like to be Irish or Scottish :P

  7. Wow, your books sound AMAZING .. I'm not sure which sounds most amazing ... and I love the title "What Time We Have Left". I had a book I was trying to finish the second draft of in March .. but took a week of April ;/ But turned out super lovely, if I do say so myself. I write about an hour every day, too. I'm working on a silly YA called The Tapioca Kids for Camp (this is also my first year doing camp, and I signed up last minute lol

    1. Awww, thank you!! I'm glad you like that title! I was kinda iffy about it at first, but it grew a lot on me! I'm glad your books came out well! I hope your Camp is going well!


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