music playing: Carmen Prelude
Oh, bless the Muses! I finished the first draft of my steampunk novel. Don’t ask about that. It’s uh…resting in a drawer for now.
But never mind that. The big news is at the beginning of this week I became possessed. Not the split-pea soup throwing, head spinning one hundred and eighty degree- kind. The good kind of possession. As in, I woke up one morning with an entire novel in my head.
I’ve mentioned many times before that my stories come to me in pieces. Rather like a jigsaw puzzle. Random scenes out of order, bits of dialogue…odds and ends that I need to piece together.
Not this time. The whole story presented itself clearly to me from beginning to end.
So then I sat down and did something very unlike me. I outlined. I completed the Snowflake method, and started the first draft today.
It’s a supernatural suspense that takes place in two time periods. The “current” time is the Roaring Twenties. The other time is the 1830s. So I get to hang out in my beloved Victorian era, but also get to throw off those corsets, hike up the skirts, pour the gin, crank up the Jazz, and dance the Charleston.
Tentatively titled, I Remember Jacqueline– it involves an old-fashioned whodunnit, reincarnation, and hopefully lots of fun!
How’s everyone else doing?