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!