Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A New Novel

So last week I finished up my second draft, and sent it off to a new batch of beta readers. And I've temporarily decided to abandon my WS manuscript. Something just wasn't flowing. It may be because I'm not in the mood to write my romance novel. I will one day though.

Instead, I'm very excited and pleased to announce that I began a new novel. This ideas has been simmering in the back of my head since December. Funnily enough it started as a dream. One of those really vivid dreams. And I wrote down the impressions--the scene I had was awesome, but and this was a big but. I didn't know what to do with it. I didn't know where it took place or what would happen as a result.

Until I was editing the first draft of the current novel, and watching a documentary on aliens with my father-in-law. Now I can tell you with unwavering certainty that my novel does not involve aliens. But something in the documentary triggered a whole bunch of what if questions, which I promptly wrote down. And bam it hit me that the two scenarios match up perfectly.

I've got another pretty cool science fiction idea boiling in the background as well. Totally cool, and possibly creepy--which is weird to me since I don't do creepy. This was also a dream, but I woke up with a lot of questions about why, how and the results.

I don't want to go into too much detail since I love these ideas so very, very much. But I just wanted to share that I'm super excited about where this novel is going to go.

And my husband read my first little bit and told me that my beginning is better than my first novel. So I know I need to still work on that, but we'll get there.

See ya!


Cindy said...

I love, love, love when story ideas come to me like that. Kind of form slowly and then suddenly hit me with their brilliance. I have only gotten one story idea from a dream, however. It was the second book I wrote. So long ago! But it was fun. Good luck on your new WIP. (I kind of thought aliens sounded cool, should tell us what this is actually about *wink*)

jessie said...

Husbands. Always brutally honest. But then when he tells you something is good, you KNOW it is that good.