Sunday, October 30, 2011

plot-ish {rachel}

i finally feel like i have a footing. it's taken me six months to come up with this concept.

i'm honestly not sure what took me quite so long to let loose and allow my inspiration to create this concept in my head.

i will admit, a very large portion of this came to me in the bathtub {of all places} on Friday night. i now hold fast to cucumber melon body wash, and the power of a relaxing soak.

i am sharing this plot with you all. it comes direct from my NaNoWriMo profile, which is what i'm sharing with the world at large.

please understand. this plot is a seedling. the barest beginnings of what are yet to grow from my ever-growing inspiration.

take it in, if you will. drink it down like the copious amounts of coffee and Dr. Pepper that will accompany me in this process.

as a little girl, Caitlyn never wanted a fairytale life. in fairytales, all the fathers die and there's so much pain before the love. all she wanted was to grow up at her father's estate, marry the stableboy {Ashley}, and live in her own version of "happily ever after."
but her father dies anyway, fairytale or not. blamed for her father's death by her already bullying half-brother, she is still raised as a Duke's daughter, but treated with nothing but disdain.
when the time comes for her to marry, her brother cruelly ignores her pleas to marry Ashley as Caitlyn's father had always intended. instead, he chooses Royce, a sinister man who has a history for losing wives to mysterious deaths.
passed as a pawn from one frightening overlord to another, Caitlyn struggles to maintain her individuality while still preparing herself to become a murderer's bride.
she has faith still. she knows that love is stronger, faith is deeper. her father's words echo in her head: "you are this to some, you are that to others. but you are always mine, and you are always more."
will she find herself trapped forever, or will she find a way to be Cut Loose?
this is rough, i know.
be gentle with my soul. please?
-blessings abound,


  1. Sounds gripping. =) I'm so happy you came up with a plot outline!! That is always so relieving and exciting. And the bath tub is the ultimate place to do so. hehe!

    Good luck with your NaNo-ing adventures!

  2. Sounds very intriguing. I would love to read it.
    I know how you feel about plots. I really get them anywhere anytime, so I always have this little black book in my bag so I can write down things as soon as they come to me.

    It is now full of strange plots, and small thoughts.

    Good luck. Is it beginning tonight?

  3. Wow. :O That's beautiful! If you ever publish the book, I want to read it.

  4. Ohhh, that is simply lovely! I'd love to read the story even if it never got published, but, being a writer myself, I understand that it's difficult to let others read one's novels. Still... if you ever need a proof reader... :)
    But now I need to hurry and come up with a plot for my Nano Novel! Happy Nano-ing! *grins* my favourite time of year.

  5. Can't believe it's the start of NaNoWriMo in a day. I'm excited for it! The synopsis of your novel sounds highly intriguing!

  6. i would definitely read this. it's right up my alley!

  7. Oh I love it!!! I'm still searching for a title for mine :/