Sunday, August 20, 2006

To Meme or Not To Meme (A Novel Idea)

Barb and Laurel Wreath both tagged me for this fun meme. I knew I shoulda done it already, then I could have tagged Barb before she got me. Ah, well, here goes:

If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be?
(Just the subject–don’t give away your plot idea!)

Mine would be the story of a young maiden who isn't aware of her beauty. She longs to be adored, but she has been deceived into believing that she's much too plain and too scholarly to catch the eye or the heart of a man.

She loses all hope of ever finding true love, when one day she meets an evil beast disguised as a handsome, charming prince. He convinces her that he is the only one who is capable of loving her because only he can see how beautiful she is. He locks her in a room with a two-way mirror so that he can admire her beauty and only lets her out to cook and clean and to go bowling with him and his beast buddies. She realizes his deception when he flips the wrong switch, allowing her to see him without his disguise. Repulsed, she begins to formulate a plan for escape. She encourages him to take up a hobby, buys him a set of golf clubs, and he disappears for days at a time....

Whatcha think? Too predictable?

The genre would be autobiographical fiction. I don't know how interesting it would be to read, but I think it would be fun to write.

According to the rules, which can be found at Violet Voices, I gotta tag 5 (or so) people. So...
I tag Kelli, Grafted Branch, Lori, Dawn, Tammy, and Cheryl.
Hope you ladies have as much fun with it as I did!

12 comments:

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

loved your ending of how to get rid of him - I'd love to read a novel by you - I'd never know what to expect on the next page!

Barb said...

Heh heh heh. You and I had the same "fictional" story in mind, didn't we. Those golf clubs were a dead giveaway. All mine needed was a bottle of bourbon. Then HE was gone for days too. Actually, maybe our books should be called tragi-comedies.

You do realize, I hope, that you're a gifted writer. I'd give you a free copy of my book, autographed of course, for one of yours. Any day.

Brenda said...

Cool! Whose autograph would you like?

Tammy said...

So funny, Brenda! :)Kind of like Beauty and the Beast gone bad!

And thanks for the tag! Wow!

I think you're a writer, too! I have always liked to write...but I can only be semi-amusing...and only once in a blue moon!
But I'll try doing this meme in the next day or two...or five. (just kidding!)

PEZmama said...

This is the lamest answer I have ever given in a meme, but here it is:

http://pezmama.blogspot.com/2006/08/disappointing-meme.html

Laurel Wreath said...

I love it, I would read it!!

Meredith said...

Very creative idea! Sorry to hear it's autobiographical. Maybe your heroine could do a reverse "taming of the shrew" with that beast. Teach him some manners or something. :)

Good luck! :)

Paulette said...

Great job Brenda. As you can tell I havent done mine yet lol.Barb is too funny, she just whips up trouble and runs LOL. I love Barb!!
Hope you are doing well. Any news about the girls? Are they in school? Still praying for you my friend.

Barb said...

How about Carl's autograph. I'd take his autograph. You crack me up.

YOURS of course. Sheesh. You're just too quick for me.

Melanie said...

LOVE IT! Like the golf clubs!!

BooMama said...

Okay. You TOTALLY have an imagination.

:-)

Grafted Branch said...

Your real life story: stranger than fiction?

I'm ready with mine:

http://restoringtheyears.blogspot.com/2006/08/novel-idea.html

Thanks for the tag! :)