Wednesday 3 March 2010

WIP Wednesday - The Meme

Gef Fox and Danielle Ferries have tagged me to tell 6 outrageous lies and 1 truth....

Here are the rules for those who follow such things:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award. (Thanks dudes)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to 6 outrageous lies about yourself and at least 1 outrageous truth.
5. Nominate 3 creative writers who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the 3 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Not so long ago I told 10 outrageous lies in place of 10 true things and so this time, I thought I'd reverse the process. So let me introduce six outrageous truths about my WIP and one lie...

1. I wanted to call my book Snow Glass Globe but Neil Gaiman (being a huge fan of mine) stole the Snow & the Glass for his short story, 'Snow, Glass, Apples' and I don't think we need to look very far to see where he found the inspiration for apples - and I'm not talking about his fruit bowl.

2. There are spiders made from ice and though it should be illogical for their little legs to scurry, they do.

3. This story is about rabbits.

4. The grim reapers don't have scythes, they have needles, silver thread and hooks.

5. Grief has left the MC's parents catatonic and it is left to our heroine to brush cobwebs off their shoulders and untangle the weeds pushing through the air vents.

6. There is a boy with freckles wandering aimlessly around the place, and the writer has no clue what to do with him. He wants to be a love interest, but this isn't a story about teen romance.

7. Discounting teachers, there are more dead things wandering around the pages than living.

And to end, if you're doing a WIP Wednesday post today, then I nominate you.


Jamie Eyberg said...

Ack! I have no clue which one is the lie. None! If I had to guess it would be 1, but it could be about rabbits I guess.

Aaron Polson said...

I like rabbits. Watership Down was good. ;)

Katey said...


Wait, Aaron already said that.

Well I think they're fabulous truths, and I'm not sure what the lie could be ;)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Wow, if six of those are true you're spinning quite a story. I'm thinking the rabbits are a lie.

Fox Lee said...

Rabbits? Rabbits!

Kara McElhinny said...

I love the Grim Reaper idea. It's wicked. :D

Rich said...

Spiders? Maybe...

Danielle Birch said...

I can't work it out, but am thinking that all of them combined would make for an interesting read.

K.C. Shaw said...

Little scurrying ice spiders! That sounds like the best thing ever.

Also, bunnies! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Jamie, I guess I should have said it included one and a half lies. ;)

Aaron, I couldn't watch that movie - too sad.

Katey, you may have something there.

You may be correct, Alan.

Natalie :D

Thanks, Hinny.

Rich, they should be but no. :D

Thanks, Danielle

Kate, I'm so scared of spiders I figured making ones that melt would make my life that tiny bit easier.