Monday 27 January 2020
5 Facts About My Current WIP: I Wish I Could Save You
5 FACTS ABOUT MY CURRENT WIP: I WISH I COULD SAVE YOU
Last week I did a piece about my other current project, which you can find here. This week I'm telling you five facts about I Wish I Could Save You, which has quickly become my next series to focus on. I adore writing about these characters and am super excited to branch the series out a little more, I even have a great idea for the second book that keeps going around in my head!
So first, lemme tell you a little bit about it. It's a young adult paranormal/romance. Penney is seventeen, at sixth form doing her first year of A-levels, a psychic, and living with her crush on her best friend, Dane. It's all something she can keep to herself until she has a vision that predicts Dane's death, and Penney is forbidden from interfering. Now onto the facts.
#1 PENNEY WAS ADOPTED
She has two mums. One she calls Mama, who works as a secondary school teacher at a different school than the one Penney attends. Her mum is a local GP, and they've been married for a while, and were living together when they adopted Penney when she was a small baby, no older than a year old. She's found that most people have no problem with her family being all female, but there have to be a few that have taken affront to it. Penney usually just ignores and avoids them.
#2 PENNEY IS BISEXUAL
So is Dane actually. They both came out at the same time to each other, and it was a source of joy for Penney to share any wobbly moments in her journey with her best friend. Both are fiercely protective of the other, and while Dane is more demonstrative (something Penney has to remind herself of a lot, that it's not necessarily attraction and just second nature to him), Penney is the more outgoing of the two.
#3 PENNEY IS CHRONICALLY ILL
Penney has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). It was something that was easier to deal with since her mum is a GP and was able to make sure Penney was diagnosed correctly early in her life. Penney is one of the invisibly disabled and while she struggles from time to time, she has meds that keep her pain levels lowered.
#4 ONE IN HUNDRED PEOPLE ARE BORN PSYCHIC
The rules of this world are very similar to our own, the difference is that there are a lot of people who are psychic, Penney being one of them. The academy for psychics has lots of rules in place, and assigns mentors to those under age. Once you hit seventeen, you are required to report every vision only to your mentor. You're not allowed to interfere with the visions and once you hit eighteen, you have a big choice to make. Go to work in the academy or turned to life in the normal world. There have been stories of more powerful psychics being aggressively recruited, and Penney doesn't want any of that. Her decision has always been to go the normal route and become a teacher like her mama.
And finally, #5 PENNEY DOESN'T KNOW MANY OTHER TEEN PSYCHICS
It's not about rejecting her people, just that she's never met any that have been all that friendly. It's not until things start going wrong, that she ends up meeting other psychics and finding a whole set of people she'd never really thought much about. One of them is someone Penney finds herself admiring as she moves through her problems, and thinks that maybe they can become firm friends.
So there we have it, my five facts about I Wish I Could Save You. As I said above, this is going to be a series. I love Penney, and I love the ideas that come from writing in her world. I have lots of ideas for future books and I'm so excited about getting to write them!
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