Here it is! The post I’ve been talking about for quite some time.
As you know, I’ve been currently doing a great deal of editing on Becoming Mrs. Kennedy (first chapter can be read here). But with my recent employment (it feels FANTASTIC to get a pay check, let me tell you!) I have been getting up earlier and consequently retiring earlier, eliminating crucial writing/editing time. I have been reduced to writing during my lunch break which has not been working out very well because I’ve been otherwise occupied making new friends. Plus, the binder which BMK currently calls home is enormous with a giant picture of Orlando Bloom and Josh Hartnett from about seven years ago making it much too clunky and embarrassing to lug around. Therefore, I have once again turned my attention to Rescue Me.
As a reminder, this is the novel I have been working on for about ten years. They are by far my favorite characters and I want this novel to be the absolute best it can be (not that I don’t want the others to be as well, but every writer has that one story they adore the most).
The Premise: 1943 in Titusville, Taneia (a small island nation off the southwest coast of Ireland I fabricated because I wanted the hero to be a prince but didn’t want to mess with historical inaccuracies). Laura meets the prince after he is stranded in a botched attempt to liberate the town from the enemy. They find mutual attraction (duh) and wind up spending much time together while he is in hiding to avoid capture and execution. They start digging deeper into Laura’s background and find some shady details about her father (of whom she has no memory). They manage to escape and make it back to the capital and the prince’s family where she finds it difficult to adjust to royal life, has problems with his mother and … not telling you!!!
Sorry that was cruel. But the truth is I haven’t written past there yet so telling you my plans would either a) disappoint you and me if it doesn’t turn out the way I want it to or b) make me change the plan just because of my fickle nature. Also, I’m not sure of precisely where I want it to go. I have the large outline and many of the major details on these papers
but there are two possible endings and several little details depending on each one that need to be determined. Ultimately I will follow where the characters lead me, yet I am still uncertain of one particular path down which they want to travel. So I’ll need your opinions again!
I already have the input of my alpha and my biddie babykins, but I also trust all of you, and would like to know what you think. Is it too cliché for Twin A (who is in love with Lead Female aka Laura) to die protecting her but then a few years later have her end up with Twin B? The last thing I want is cliché, but Lead Female and Twin B are feeling some attraction towards each other even though they both adore Twin A. I’m not sure if I want to travel down this long and winding road, even though it seems that’s where the characters want to go. This story has been about Lead Female and Twin A for ten years. They are my favorite couple. He is my soulmate. I want him with her but he has to die … ugh! So frustrating! And if I write this ending the novel would reach epic proportions in page count. I’ve already filled three journals, I don’t even want to think how long it will be typed. And it looks like I’m going to need a new title …
Purchased at Barnes and Noble because I saw it one day, let it go and thought about it for about two weeks before I went back and made it mine.
Bought in the Metropolitan Museum of Art because it’s beautiful.