Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hearing voices #amwriting

Yep, I have a new book in my head.

This one was percolating for a few months, really, since I discussed some ideas for it at my casino outing last fall. It's a Remembered Classics book, and it's based on Beauty and the Beast. Not the Disney "Beauty" but the real tale from which the story sprang.

I thought I had all the characters figured out. I had a heroine (the Beast) and I had a hero (Beauty). I had the father and the castle and the rose... But as I wrote it, Beauty just wouldn't behave. I could not reconcile my thoughts about him and having him as a hero. It just didn't fit.

Enter the real hero. Perhaps not as pretty as Beauty, but certainly with a better character. Maybe this book will turn out to be "Beast and the Beast" ... Or once people look past surface impressions, Beauty and Beauty.

Now to get it all down on paper.


Leah St. James said...

Sounds intriguing, JL!

Jannine Gallant said...

Sounds like you know what you're doing! Have fun doing it.

Alicia Dean said...

I bet it will be fantastic! Can't wait to read it.

Margo Hoornstra said...

It’s never worth it to try to reform a rogue character. Glad you’re getting yours figured out. Enjoy the process!

Diane Burton said...

How exciting that you've got your real hero now. Wishing you lots of luck with this story. Sounds like fun.