Yes, even though I have a bunch of editing and rewriting to do on other projects, I’m going to drop everything and start something new. I’m actually quite excited about this new project. It’s my first time writing a novel for adults. I read a lot of those, but I’ve never tried writing them.
Once I was strong-armed into participating last week, I spent some time brainstorming an idea. Once I got started, the story took shape almost magically. Characters, settings, plot… it all just came rolling in. Even conflict, which is my stumbling block in so many projects, came easily for this story. Does that mean I’m a genius or is this just derivative crap that I’ll be writing? Only time will tell.
Anyway, I’m not going to share the synopsis with you just yet. But here are a few elements that will be included:
- Organic farming
- A haunted hotel
- A creaky old bookstore
- Two hot guys that are not conventionally hot (of course)
- Baking, quilting, and crocheting
- A lazy corgi (pretty sure it’s a Pembroke vs. a Cardigan, but I haven’t decided for sure)
- A nursing home
- A vindictive stay-at-home-mom
So, this is going to be fun to write. I’ve outlined the entire book in Scrivener already, and I’ve completed character sketches on all of the major players. I have reimagined a small town based upon one near where I grew up in Arkansas. Almost all of my locations and businesses have names now. I’ve been doing a lot of research too. Like Googling “hipster farmer.”
So anyway, I’m very excited to get started on this. I’m sure it’s going to be a bumpy ride! Sorry in advance if I’m cranky and look like death the over the next month. That’s what being a writer is all about, right? Right???