I have a Pinterest board that was for a while secret but has been public for several months now. It’s called “Sun Shadow,” which is presumably the title of a novel. Well, yes, it is. That board contains all sorts of stuff for a novel that I’m eventually going to write, Sun Shadow.
You can find the Pinterest board here. It is mostly a random assortment of quotes with pictures of airplanes and movie stars from the ’40s (to the point where you might thing I’m stalking Lauren Bacall … who is dead … which makes it even weirder). For the most part, you can’t tell a ton about the book from the board, except that maybe it’s set during WW2 and involves a blonde and a brunette who are best friends, one of whom is an INFJ.
However, this writing will not happen for years and years. Why then do I mention it? Because that’s what spotlights are for. Well, that and the ramblings and contests and prizes.
This is going to be a relatively brief post, but that’s okay. Brevity is next to … more brevity. Okay, I have no idea what brevity is next to, but I’m sure it’s something important.
Millie is the main character. You may remember her from The Lady of the Vineyard and Flowers. I’m still deciding on the details, but I might write it in first person. Anyway, she’s an INFJ. She’s intensely loyal to those she loves, oftentimes to the point of being overly altruistic.
Millie’s love interest. Unnamed. All I know is that he’s an American and very extraverted.
We all know Adele. *nods* She’s a pretty important character. Her and Millie’s relationship goes through some serious changes.
There are other characters, but I’m not going to bother with them now.
This is my rough blurb. All the details aren’t worked out yet, but this is my basic idea. It’s more a plot bunny now, but I’m slowly developing it.
Millie Lark has always taken second place to her best friend, Adele Collier, in everything. She’s not as smart, she’s not as beautiful, and her personality is by no means as flashy. However, with a job at the War Office [undetermined], she hopes to pull herself out from underneath Adele’s long shadow and find her own place in the world.
But, Adele still seems to have a hold on her. Millie has never had a boyfriend, never gone on a date that wasn’t just to help her friends juggle men, never done anything exciting or daring, and never fallen in love.
All that’s about to change.
Exciting, right? Basically, when Millie meets this American pilot, he pulls her out of her comfort zone and offers her a no-commitment relationship that helps her lose her nervousness and come out of her shell. At the same time, she finds her true worth and all that jazz.
I know it’s rough, but, as I said, it’s only a plot bunny at this point.
I have no clue when I’m going to write this novel. Like I said, it’s still in the plotting stages … and it could be years. When I do write it, it will be for my own enjoyment at first.
Eventually, though, I’m considering trying traditional publishing, but that all depends. Perhaps it won’t end up as great as I imagine, and if I ever try submitting, I want to do it with something great, even though I doubt I’ll ever be accepted.
To win the prize, you must do one simple thing … go to Allison’s blog and follow her! Why? Because she promised to try celery and peanut butter if she got a certain number of subscribers.
Call this my little joke on her.
Don’t worry … Allison will be fine with it!
Everyone who returns to this blog post and comments that they signed up for Allison’s newsletter (we’re working on the honor system, ladies and gents; don’t fail me!) will be sent a link to the completed Flowers. This will have to be done over email, Facebook, Goodreads, or Adult NaNoWriMo, but don’t worry, we’ll figure it out. 🙂
Thanks for reading,
What do you think about Sun Shadow? Is that a good title? Do you like the Pinterest board? Are you sick about hearing me talk about my novels? (I am … don’t worry, fresh stuff coming soon!) Are you going to try to snag the prize? If not, are you going to follow Allison anyway? Please do … she needs some more celery and peanut butter in her life! 😛