Oh The Books I Would Write...
sounds like a title by Dr. Seuss!
That's what I thought when I first read this week's topic.
Someday I might REALLY write a book until then I'll just dream and scribble a little....
How hard can this be? For a big dreamer this was like indulging in a piece of French Chocolate Silk pie. Yum!!! And since I don't really have to write any of these novels I came up with five seedlings. Ask me again tomorrow and I'll probably have five new ideas. Writer's block is definitely NOT my problem. I just can't sit still long enough to develop my stories or characters into anything worthy.
1. A humorous chick-lit book. A lonely woman has little faith in anything including herself until she adopts an abandoned dog. She learns to believe/trust not only in herself but in others too. The previously abused and abandoned dog is so badly behaved that she is forced to sign up for dog obedience school. This leads her to find the most important thing missing from her life; female friendship.
2. Disability genre book. Well intentioned parents are struggling with their emotionally handicapped son while trying to keep the rest of their family balanced. They learn how to stop being so dysfunctional and find a better way to function through the "accidental" adoption of a physically handicapped dog.
3. A humorous chick-lit book. A dancer falls and breaks her ankle ending her illustrious career. Bitter and angry she decides to sever her self from the dancing community and big city life. She moves to a smaller city and discovers her life has only just begun as she reinvents herself as a potter.
4. A mystery. A woman has moved with her husband (new job) and children to an affluent suburban town where she finds she just doesn't fit in no matter how she tries; there she finds the women petty, phony and power hungry. Through her minister's wife she starts volunteering at a homeless shelter where she befriends a homeless woman and discovers a shocking secret.
5. A coming of age story. A young girl learns to believe in herself through her grandmother's recipes she finds buried in a cedar chest in the attic. Suddenly she is baking, entering competitions and winning! A mysterious recipe leads her on the biggest adventure of her young life.