Saturday, June 4, 2011
Olivia is the narrator of my current work in progress, which I think will be a novella. An historical haunted house novella. Its a huge departure from my usual work, but Olivia wouldn't let me be until I started telling her story. The vast majority of the other writers reading this will know exactly what I mean. And the story? Well its pretty much writing itself most days, which is good, but then there will be the editing.
Olivia is a 19 year old girl who wants what all 19 year old girls want; to be thought pretty and smart, to have a handsome guy fall in love with her, to spend time with her friends and for her parents to treat her like an adult. But Olivia's major problem is peer pressure. She has a clique of friends and Claire is the Queen Bee (think mean girls for the Victorian set). And Claire always gets what she wants. Even though Olivia knows deep inside her, that something is wrong with Starkraven, she lacks the backbone to stand up to Claire and halt her plans. There's a price to pay for not believing in yourself, and for Olivia, it's a high price indeed.
I'm posting another excerpt to my WIP on the WIP page. I hope you'll all check in with Olivia and come to worry about her as much as I do.
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