Hello all, I submitted my manuscript An English Summer three weeks ago today. So it's a waiting game now. I'm praying for good results. In other words, they want to publish my book. I certainly hope so. I spent a lot of time and effort on it.
So, I have been not writing for the last three weeks. I have been thinking of what I should write on. I have several story lines and had to choose one. I finally chose one today. But before I tell you which one I choose, let me tell you my choices.
1. Young Adult novel about a 17 year old girl who goes to live with her grandfather in a Southern rural town. Her mother is dead and her father is a CIA agent sent to the Middle East. She makes three new friends, does her best to avoid the mean girl and her friends and finds out her grandfather's secret. He has always been an eccentric type of man who would disappear for hour or days at a time, but for Hazel, he literally disappears. So she and her friends decide to find out why and how. And they do. He's a time traveler.
2. it's 1932 and a 12 year old girl is walking from Myrtle Beach, NC to California to join her father. While she and her mother wait for her father to send for them, they live with her mother's sister. She's bitter because the love of her life marries her sister. Her mother dies, her aunt is outraged the young girl won't call her Mommy so she places her in an orphanage. The girl runs away and starts walking to California.
She makes it to Colorado where a couple with three boys take her in. They will contact her father and he can send for her or come and get her. She's tired and decides to stay. The older of the three boys don't like her and the boys' female cousin downright hates her. Will she make it to her father.
3. It's the 1890s and Lily has traveled from NYC to WY to get married. She is a mail-order bride. Her parents are not happy, but cannot stop her as she is 21 years old. When she arrives by train the warehouse next door is blown up and she is knocked unconscious.
When she wakes up in the reverend's house she learns her fiance has been murdered and he has left everything to her, even if they don't get married before he dies. She is shocked! Should she stay and run the sheep ranch, or should she sell and return to NYC? This is Lily's Delimna.
Please leave a remark below on which one you think I choose to write. And if your choice is different than what you think mine is, then tell me why you think I should write your choice.
Next Sunday I will tell you which one I have decided to write.