Wow. Has it really been that long since I posted here? I guess so. Shame on me.
Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month. I got crazy and signed up. I haven't written a word yet, but here's my idea for the novel; It's about a worldly girl. She is fifteen and has grown up with her mother in the city (not sure about siblings yet). When her mother dies of a drug overdose, the state begins a search for relatives. Somehow they eventually find an aunt. And here's the hitch- the aunt is Amish and lives in an Amish community. So the girl is sent to live with her aunt and as you can imagine it's a culture shock to say the least...for both of them. Before the end of the story, the girl will have to decide whether to stay with her aunt or go back to the world as some Amish teenagers choose to do (it's called Rumspringa).
So that's the novel in a nutshell. What are your thoughts? Any ideas? I'm up for any and all suggestions.
Write on...because what you have to say matters!