Monday, 7 December 2020

5 Facts About My Current WIP: Project: Isolation

 

5 FACTS ABOUT MY CURRENT WIP: PROJECT: ISOLATION

I've only recently started writing this WIP, and I've already done one of these for the first book (piece found here) but since I am technically writing a brand new WIP it makes sense to give you five more facts to keep you going!

The Abby Delany series is a young adult urban fantasy that deals with both chronic illness and a pandemic. I was inspired to write this as mixture of the current pandemic and the journey to getting a diagnosis for the majority of people with chronic illness. It's never an straight line and can be a lot of back and forth, especially when you throw in other factors. Abby is a witch, who's learning that chronic illness effects her magic well, and leaves her unable to do even the simplest magic.

So what are five facts about the second book in the series? Let's get right to it!

#1 ABBY IS DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
With everything she's gone through the past month since the lockdown started, Abby is not in a good place physically or mentally. She's having to adapt to not having her friends and partner in easy reach. She's hitting a new low when she finds that her parents aren't as willing to help her as they had been before everything went wrong. She's having to adapt to not just a new location, but to the loss of everything she knew before, and that has a huge impact on her mental health.

#2 HELP MAY COME FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES

While before Abby was living at home, the place she'd grew up in and where everything was familiar. The healer she was seeing seemed to be on the right track, and it was just a case of waiting out the symptoms and the pandemic to allow her to finally start moving forwards in her journey to a diagnosis. Now she's somewhere she didn't even know existed, in a small village and unable to talk to her friends, her partner, her coven, and on top of that, her healer. So it's a big learning curve for her when help does present itself, just not from the source she thought it would come.

#3 ABBY IS STILL DETERMINED TO HELP
Part of what got her into this mess was the fact that she couldn't stop helping people who had other people to turn to. Now that the truth has come out in a big way, Abby is finding herself unable to turn away from people reaching out to her. She knows the dangers involved, but at heart, Abby wants to do the right thing, even if other people, her parents for example, don't agree.

#4 PEOPLE ARE STILL KEEPING SECRETS

A big problem during the first book was that some people wanted to continue to keep secrets, but they didn't seem to realise that doing so was going to leave them unprotected, or worse, leave someone else they care about without any help at hand. Abby has tried to trust that everyone around her is being open, is helping as much as they can, and telling her everything she needs to know, but the honest truth is, some people don't want to help no matter the risk.

#5 ABBY IS HIDING FOR HER LIFE
With the end of the first book behind her, Abby is starting afresh, but that danger that lingered before, hasn't completely gone away and now Abby has to decide whether she should stay in the shadows or risk getting caught to do the right thing. Overall, it comes down to a choice about who to trust and Abby may find herself trusting the wrong ones.

So there we go, that's five facts about one of my current WIP, and if you want to know more, stick around and I'll be doing more of these as the process of writing carries on. I am only just in the end of the first act and into the second, and loving every second of it. This was one of the projects that I started for NaNoWriMo and I imagine I'll be writing it long into the new year.

Have any questions about my WIP? Lemme know in the comments!

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