One Trick Pony



I’m not a one trick pony! I had an epiphany the other day and have come up with another book idea! Honestly, I was a bit worried that I would never have any other ideas. And I am REALLY excited about this one. I think I am going to start working on it as soon as I finish Recovery, my current WIP. And I already have a title for it! Dearest Evangeline.

I actually got the idea at work. We are trying to come up with some new exhibits, and one of them centers on the letters this guy, who was stationed at Wheeler Air Field, wrote to a girl back home. He was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his letters are so interesting! Since they were written before the U.S. entered the war they weren’t censored and give a lot of inside info on the build up of the military and what not. They are also just plain adorable, he had quite the crush on his pen pal.

I’m thinking of making this into a prequel of sorts to Recovery. I don’t want to write historical fiction, but I want the overall feel of WWII, and I haven’t read many (any?) books that take place in the war that leads to the dystopian government. I want to roughly outline this when I finish my current WIP, write a couple “letters” between the two characters so I can figure out their voices, and then I will go back and start my revisions on Recovery – I am simultaneously dreading and relishing it, be prepared for a lot of “Why did I think I could ever write a book, my writing sucks!” posts. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I am going to have to basically re-write the whole thing, but it will be for the better of the book and myself right?

Well, I don’t want to get ahead of myself here. I am finishing up the last major scene this week, and I think I will count that as “Finished” for now. With how far off base I have gotten with my original idea I think I need to go back and work from the start to really figure out how I want to end it properly. I’m forcing myself a bit to finish these last couple scenes before I go back to the start, I just really want to start fixing it!


7 thoughts on “One Trick Pony

  1. I never for a minute thought you’d be a one trick pony. I’m so glad you’ve found something that excites you! It sounds amazing! WWII is one of my favorite (and by that I mean fascinating) periods of history. So I’m automatically interested in your new idea! Congrats! I love new ideas!!!


    • Haha, don’t worry I understand what you mean. I focused on slavery for my masters and the Holocaust fascinates me. WWII is such and interesting time! I’m a social historian so I like to look at how things affect the average person, so that’s what I’m hoping to include, as well as some adorable love letters!


      • The average person is what we can all relate to, and what readers want to see. I think it’ll be a smashing success!
        I’m also a bit of an Anglophile, so Victorian history is also fascinating to me.
        Social historian, hmm?? Did I know that? I know you post entries about history frequently, but I guess I either missed it or didn’t connect the dots. Shame on me. 🙂


      • Well I don’t think I’ve ever classified my area of historical study, most people don’t really know the difference. And English history is crazy! I enjoy it, but there is just way too much of it so I never really got too far into it, I always loved the Tudors though, talk about crazy families.

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  2. Although I have only written one book that isn’t published, this is my concern. I am thinking of writing short stories or novellas about back story or future characters for the current series. I hope this is the first step to having multiple WIPs


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