Thursday, November 4, 2010
What's It All About, Arlee?
The novel is to be called Time Light. It is a science fiction that will be more fiction than science. In other words, the story will be character driven with roots in science fiction premises, but not focused on scientific details or technology. The setting is Chicago in 1965. The plot device will relate to time travel, however the reader will probably not see much time travel in this first installment.
Yes, I said first installment, as I can already see the potential of a series stemming from this story. I intend to leave my options open. When I wrap this up at the end of November I may wish to never speak of it again. I think some of you know what I'm saying. For now I feel enthusiastic and I do see potential. Read the blurb and let me know what you think:
John Proffitt is losing it. First he lost his job, then his house, and now his marriage is in jeopardy. Could he be losing his mind too? Increasingly obsessed with the suspicious activities in the abandoned building across the street from his apartment, he tries to unravel the mysteries of the sounds and lights that come from the building and the men he sees leaving each night. Are they visitors from another planet or something else? In his investigations he uncovers not only the identities of the strangers, but also the secrets within himself.
I will gladly accept any suggestions on this synopsis and would love to hear any other thoughts you might have about my story idea as it stands at this point.
How about you? Have you posted your synopsis on your NaNo profile? I plan to put up a word count widget on my site once I can catch the NaNo site working properly. Do you have a word count widget? If so, does it work okay for you? Have you been having difficulties with the NaNo website?
And by the way, I don't intend to post about NaNo every post day during November. Next Tuesday be here when I host Stephen Tremp on his Virtual Tour. I will also be having some other surprise topics so fret not non NaNo-ers.