It went well…the characters and plot came to me yesterday, actually names for the boy and the girl. Teenie and Devlin — but I won’t give away more than that. I ran into a librarian I know yesterday and she told me that there was a need for the sort of book I’m writing, isn’t that great?
Well, I thought so! Now, it falls under literary fiction with a dose of magic realism and a sprinkle of romance but we aren’t there yet. I will build that in. It’s funny how the characters are people I know — from the time I was thirteen? Like pastiches of that in a way. I’m having to go back in my head, but I’m writing this one as a therapist for that very young audience…
Lunch ahoy, and maybe the beach calls too for a walk. I started at 7 in the morning, but I edited as I wrote, too.
How I came up with the title was something Teenie’s dad said to her… it was this:
He’d said to her “Teenie, you have a heart made of clouds, you know that?”
“Never forget that, okay?”
Today I got to 2034 words! Whew. Bigtime!