Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mental Plotting

Soon I will start my next novel. But not yet. First I had to recover from a bad cold that hit me out of nowhere. (The cough is nearly gone now.) And this weekend I'm moving back into my basement office, which my third son recently vacated. He still lives at home, but he moved to a different part of the house. I have missed my office!

So when I'm sette led I plan to sit down and write a new novel that has nothing to do with Joshua Adams and his family. My new protagonist is Nina Weston. She's tough and determined and I'm looking forward to working with her.

But not yet. I never start a new novel after Tuesday because the weekend comes too soon and I get very little writing done when my kids and husband are home on the weekend. So far now I'm busy plotting away.

Nina already has a story. In fact, I already wrote it once, two years ago, as my NaNo contribution. But she's grown quite a bit in the last two years and many parts of the old story simply don't fit any more. I can see her now. At night while drifting off to sleep I write whole paragraphs in my head. I'm almost ready.

On Monday I'm going to the eye doctor for the first time in about seven years. It probably is time for a new pair of glasses. But on Tuesday I will sit at my laptop and begin to paint Nina's life on the pages.

I can't wait!


Ummsaaz said...


Wow sis,mashAllah,A female lead!.
i am always for books which centre around female characters.-)

Ian smith said...

My advice about getting a publisher is to get a good agent first. I have a new one and he’s working right now, shopping another novel I wrote. My only regret is that I didn’t take the time to investigate more small, independent publishers for “Excited Light.”


Zainab said...

I just love your books! I read all of them except one: Echoes, rebounding, turbulence, I'm waiting to read Silence now! Asak, A muslim fan from Michigan :D