Monday, November 23, 2009

Progress Report: 11/23/09

The novel version of Thunderstruck is underway.

It's funny how one shift can suddenly change your whole perspective and open many doors. What I wanted to do to make this story work as a novel is get the larger, overarching plot with Vigil, Bella, etc. into the mix earlier. These elements may not be visible to Sharon and Gail at first, but I did want the reader to get an idea that there's something going on.

My solution is to start with Psyche. So the book will open with her introductory scene as a kind of prologue. Psyche then watches the sisters from a distance for most of the first novel as events unfold and they start to discover the magic around them. Through Psyche's perspective, we start to get the hint about all the other forces swirling around the lives of Sharon & Gail.

Anyway, we're off to the races. Trying out another critique group as well this week. I'll get around to finishing "Voyage of the Piquant" eventually--it was always just a fun side project, so I'm not worried about deadlines or anything like that. Is anybody reading it?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Jeremy said...

I'm reading it!

Candi said...

I'm reading it- and looking forward to the new work!

Gillsing said...

I'm reading it too.

Regarding the Thunderstruck novel, if the reader already knows about the role of magic when Sharon is struck by lightning, then the reader already knows more about it than Sharon does. And I'm not sure that's a good thing. But I'm not too worried, because I am sure that you know what you're doing. :-)