Monday, June 10, 2013
Sekrit Project Nuggets
Several months ago, I had a great conversation with my writing bud, Angela Orlowski-Peart. After some e-mail chit-chat back and forth, she and I decided to hop on the phone to help me brainstorm a fairy tale mash up idea that had been plaguing my mind. When I say plaguing, I mean "Me shiny new idea REFUSE to be ignored" kind of plaguing. But I was a little lost in the many possibilities. Having promised a friend to assist in moving in to their new place - and not properly coordinating these two events in my brain's calendar - Angela and I tossed around ideas while I carried knick-knacks, unpacked boxes and survived standing on ladders and talking at the same time lol!
I let the central ideas we came up with marinate, brew and change until I reached a pretty good place with my story idea. No dark and twisted YA for this one, though that was contemplated. I decided to go Middle Grade adventure.
Yeah...Me...writing MG. Enter the reading/researching because no way could I just hop into the story without some sort of direction.
And enter Caesimilia 'Case' Mollands, my main character, a twelve-year-old girl with a penchant for high-tops and basketball along with a serious crush on Justin Timberlake.
That's it for today's nugget. There'll be more to come *smiles*
Please make sure to stop by tomorrow for a SPECIAL post, a cover reveal of the next NEO Chronicles: Characters Revealed installment - ATONE.
What comes to mind when you think of your first kiss?