October 4, 2010
A New Story
Gosh, it’s been so long since I posted. With my oldest starting high school a month ago, life has been a little crazy here. I haven’t done as much writing as I’d like either.
So, I guess I should let you know that I’ve decided to put my book about Olivia on hold because I’ve got a great idea for a young adult historical thriller. I don’t want to give too much away here, but I will give you the basics.
There are two parallel stories:
In one, a modern teenage girl goes to Washington DC on a school trip (like my son and I might do in March). In a museum in DC, she discovers a portrait of a woman wearing a tiara that was stolen from her great-grandmother. By digging deeper into the history of the tiara and its owner/thief, the girl puts herself in danger.
The historical story involves the modern girl’s great-grandmother who, as a child, took a ride on the Titanic. With her on that ill-fated ship were jewel thieves, spies, and all sorts of craziness.
I might be writing the historical part of this novel during NaNoWriMo this year. The modern part I would write after my trip to DC (assuming I go on that trip).
So, really, I should be doing research, developing characters, and plotting my action instead of writing this blog to you. Toodle-oo.