Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Priscilla Watson, Fictional and Fabulous

I love a good writerly blog Meme. I was tagged by the fab E. G. Moore, and you can read her entry HERE.

My Pitch Wars book is dual POV, so I'm going with the MC that tends to get less attention.

1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Priscilla Watson. She's entirely fictional. I gave her the name Priscilla as a nod to Elvis. She has a brother named Aaron. Her sister's name is Marlena Presley Watson, but she goes by Marly and I never actually tell the reader her full name. My best friend gave her the name Watson. And I later laughed, because she spends the whole story trying to solve a mystery.

2. When is the story set?

It opens at the start of May 2014 and finishes about 2 weeks later, with an epilogue set in 2015.

3. What should we know about him/her?

She's just returned home from a school-year in England. She is a theater junkie. Most of her relationships center around her taking care of other people, and when those people no longer want to be mothered, she doesn't know how to deal. At the same time, she is so dang tired of taking care of everyone. That's why she followed her dream to the British theater scene. No way she was playing mama to anyone from across an ocean.

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Her best friend commits a school shooting. That alone is a game-changer, but she returns home to attack the problem in person and finds a sister she no longer recognizes and her boy best friend acting like a girl with PMS and her old friend, Twila shows up to mother her, forcing Priscilla into the opposite role from what she's used to.

5. What is the personal goal of this character?

She feels responsible for what happened with her BFF, and she's determined to fix it. Her obvious goal is to keep her BFF from getting the death penalty, but what Priscilla is really after is a chance to control her own life.

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

Renascence, from the poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. There's a book of Millay's poems that features heavily in my story, and Chrissy (the shooter) was doing an independent Millay study the semester before she takes the gun to school.

7. When can we expect the book to be published?

That's hard to say. The publishing world is all about patience. I'd love to tell you to plan it as Christmas gifts for 2016, but there's just no way to know.

And I tag Carlee and Tracie.

(Carlee, you can write yours up and I will post it on my blog)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I just love this character. Let's get her out into the world. Agents? Publishers? Are you listening?

    And I'm glad you tagged me, because my last blog entry is from the end of August!


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