My fiction writing now has tons of dialogue in it but not much that tells you who’s speaking. I’m sure all my dialogue is like me talking to myself.. ho hum.. one day I’ll get it better, that’s what editing’s for surely.
Dream Gardener, a novel by me.
What do you want to become? Who’s dreams are we living? Do we really choose our opportunities or are they already whispers on the wind? Elizabeth grew up in a family of Doctors dreaming of being a Gardener yet followed the family tradition of becoming a Doctor. Will she ever follow her dream? There’s a mystery around her life choices that she may never know.
What inspired this novel?
Ever put your name into a search engine? I did and realised rumour had it that I once went out with Keanu Reeves, was a famous photographer and had numerous other exciting lives. Or maybe my namesakes did. The original idea for the novel was different than the draft that came out because of the amount of planning I’d have needed to do for the much more complicated version. The premise is the same, if one of us has a wish could someone else fulfill it if we had the same name. Oops.. a slight spoiler there.. You’ll have forgotten by the time these novels ever make it over the editing line.. Whose dreams are we living and can we fulfill our own when, in some cases, our families expect us to fulfill theirs.
My AtoZchallenge posts are about writing, parts of my novels or some research I need to do for them. I’m not allowing myself to write about anything other than topics linked to the books, my books. The current titles that I’m writing about are ‘Bags’, ‘Holiday stories’ and ‘Dream Gardener’.
So..how was that date with Keanu? 😀 I like how you’ve added sketches to accompany your posts. Happy A to Z-ing!
I wish! Thanks for comment about sketches. A-Zing’s getting happier as the days go by. Only written A-G though.. hmm..
This sounds brilliantly interesting and I’d like to read it once it passes the finishing like. Great idea!
The reason I’ve written about my novels is to see which ideas others like and to get more momentum in my editing process! Your comment will definitely help with that thanks!
All I have to do now is edit my heart out and work out how to epublish or they’ll never get read.
I love the title Dream Gardener so much! I try not too Google myself in case there are unpleasant surprises but then I freely admit I am an optimistic pessimist!
Hope you don’t mind.. edited it pleasantly for you.. Thanks for comment. That title works so much in so many ways with the different layers of the novel. Ooh another optomistic pessimist! I’m there with you!
Oooh this one sounds interesting – would love to read it when it’s done 🙂
Thanks. You’d better help with the encouragement then! At this rate they’ll never get edited enough for others to read.. It’s why I’m writing about them to help with the process. I’m an ideas person, what posessed me to take on challenges that go on forever I’ll never know.. Slight spoiler there for W 😉
Lovely post! I standard google names of characters I have in my head. Can be quite mindboggling at times!
Huge thanks! Once I have a character name I see if it’s likely to be a common or rare name before commiting myself to it. Not really sure why..
What a great novel idea! I’m looking forward to reading it WHEN it’s available too.
Hi Lynne. Really nice post – love the ‘whispers on the wind’ phrase. Your novel sounds intriguing too. Many of my ideas begin with a particular inspiration and then shoot off in a different direction – it always makes the story and the process much more interesting anyway. Look forward to hearing more about it soon.
Thanks Wayne. I might be better at synopsises.. (not sure what the plural of synopsis is..) than finishing a novel.. oops!
Get someone else to edit them
Seriously, if you have several in the mill you will never get anything edited and out.
Dream Gardener sounds interesting (good idea to pique interest)
My “D” for the day A Dream of Love
Thanks. I agree about getting another editer but they need a couple more run throughs each before I’d let someone else on them. I am getting through them and now interests are raised there’s more impetus for me to get somewhere with them.
I love you’re self reflections on signing up for the Challenge. Hope you’re enjoying the experience. The book has an interesting premise. What a great way to pique interest!
Now try this google search ~ dream garden Philadelphia. That may take you places as well. Dream was my d and garden is going to be my g. Stratoz goes AtoZ