Writing Wednesday 14

I wanted to share a bit about my current WIP—entitled THE PILGRIMAGE—and the characters are the most important part. Here’s a brief interview between myself and one of the characters!

Welcome to Coryl’s blog! We’re so grateful you decided to let us interview you, with your busy work being a character in an upcoming novel. Thank you so much. First and foremost, your name and a little bit about you.

My name is Zephyr. I’m #2 in my class at the Academy, where I’ve just been sent by the Mistress on an assignment in order to complete this year’s training as a Mage’s Apprentice.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A house with a solid foundation, orderly furniture, and tile floors. Every room has a well-watered plant. My sister and father are safe in our homeland.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


If you’re outside at night, does your attention wander to the stars or the dark?

My attention wanders to the stars.

Which would be a more painful way of dying: drowning, or burning?

Drowning would be more painful. You’d feel your weight and the internal burning. I think the death would be slower, with no steady progression toward it. When you burn, there are different levels of depth that the fire can inflict pain on, like your skin, then your tissue, and so on. I think it’d be easier to know how close you are to your suffering finally ending. They’re both terrible, unfortunately.

If you could be reincarnated, what or who would you like to be in another life?

A tree in a remote land so I can see how tall I grow.

More about this WIP can be found on the writing projects page.