I haven't written much this week.
But I did spend a lot of time in the car on Sunday to and from Seattle thinking about the novel I'm just starting. And since planning it all out is half the work, I guess I did get something done.
I won't say much about the plan, but I do have some interesting characters in mind.
One is a neighbor boy from a separatist Christian family. A little bit of Romeo and Juliet action going on in this one: boy's mother doesn't want boy to associate with girl ... or anyone outside the family for that matter. I know, the Romeo and Juliet part isn't very original (read: not original at all), but hopefully the separatist Christian boy element makes up for that.
And of course, the girl in question is the previously-mentioned-MC who just moved back to the US after five years in China. Nothing like living next door to a separatist Christian family to add to the culture shock. Or would that be sub-culture shock? *grin*
There are some other threads and other characters, but I'll stop here for this particular WIP Wednesday. Hopefully I'll get some time to actually write some of these thoughts out so I have something substantial to share next week. But with teething babies and kids starting school, time is something I'm slightly short on these days.
Oh well. There's always time to think about everything I want to write about while washing dishes and folding laundry. Writing it down sometimes has to wait.
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