Saturday, July 12, 2008

Just A Hint

So I'd given a little thought (minimal, really) to Novel #2, but when several people suggested I begin work on it while querying Novel #1, the loose premise I'd brainstormed started to take on a bigger form.

...Today I slipped from the quiet house before anyone in my family was awake. I went to breakfast by myself, and enjoyed driving around in search of garage sales. I relished the time to myself but, even more, the time it gave me to think. Plot points and details brewed, and I'm really excited about this idea that's begun building and building.

Here it is, in a not-yet-perfected nutshell (creating "The Blurb" is one of the hardest parts for me) :

A man's world is turned upside-down when his wife reveals well-hidden secrets. But while she exhibits behavior that would end most relationships, he tries to uphold his marriage vows and Christian values, hoping for the day she'll see the error of her ways and return to the life they once had. But how far will his wife's behaviors lead her, and how much will he put up with? What will happen when a new woman, one who's everything his wife is not, enters the picture? How will he choose the path his life should take?

What do you think?

7 comments:

Packsaddle said...

I like it.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, packsaddle! :)

Janet said...

Oh yes. I always like it when values get tested.

Melanie Avila said...

Ooooooh. What's the well-hidden secret?!?

WendyCinNYC said...

I love family dramas and lots of conflict, so this sounds interesting.

Janna Qualman said...

Woo hoo! This initial feedback is exciting. Thanks.

Melanie, I'll tell you soon. I promise. :)

aaroncrocco said...

Sounds really interesting!