Last Time You Fell In Love?

When was the last time you fell in love with a writing idea? The past few weeks have been a lesson in radically adjusting my expectations.

Sometimes it’s funny how writing plans can change so quickly. It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn over the past couple of weeks. I wanted to proceed with a project that I’d done a fair amount of groundwork on, but one thing and another got in my way. I knew I could do the project justice, but I’ve had to accept that maybe it’s just not the right time right now.

Fortunately, this has opened up opportunities for me to dedicate myself somewhat more seriously to Wheels, Originally entitled Take My Hand, this novel-to-be had its origins in a Faber Academy prompt about six weeks ago.

qf20_799As soon as I saw this image, I knew exactly what the story would be. (Mine, anyway…) I know I’m going to enjoy developing the arc of Denny and her brother Scott, and their relationship. Even though there’s a four year age gap between them, Denny’s parents rely on her to look out for him and make sure he’s OK.

As you might imagine, there are plenty of tensions which grow up over this…not least when their parents’ anniversary clashes with Denny’s best friend’s birthday party. What else can she do, but take Scott with her?

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