The final week of the #WIPjoy prompts was the most fun for me. It was all about contrasting characters, and Dancing and Doughnuts has a much bigger cast than Cloaked and "The Man on the Buckskin Horse," so I was able to use different characters for all of them!
Day 24: Which character is the warmest? Coldest?
This one features a mother and one of her many daughters.
Day 25: Which character is the most religious? The least?
I suppose technically the minister might be the most religious guy in town, but I never gave him a name or any page time, so I went with a couple of other secondary characters who, while they never outright discuss religion in the book, definitely give this impression through their actions.
Day 26: Which character is the most confident? The least?
Half of this one was a gimme. My protagonist is possibly too confident, to be honest. The other half was tougher, but in the end, I went with a character who is quiet and stays in the background a lot because she likes it that way.
Day 28: Which of your characters is the most chill? Least chill?
I love this one because they tie together in fun ways -- one so worried and tightly wound because of what's happening in the story, and the other so laid-back and unperturbed by everything. I love More Trouble, I really do -- he and his best friend just swaggered into my story right when I was starting to write the first draft, and I kept finding more and more things for them to do just because I enjoyed hanging out with them. I had to cut them back a little, in the end, I'm afraid.
Well, I'm all done with the #WIPjoy in July challenge. I hope you've had as much fun getting these little sneak peeks into Dancing and Doughnuts as I've had sharing them! I really can't wait until you can just read the whole book for yourselves. Soon! In fact... this week, I'll be announcing the release date AND calling for ARC-reading volunteers, so stay tuned for that :-)