Hey all! I hope that everything is going well for everyone. My revision of Opus Aria is coming along quite well. I only have a few chapters to go before I finish it out. I’m excited and yet sad at the same time. But mainly excited.
You can ask me questions at the “Ask the Starving Writer” section!
I had a blast out at The Inferno on Saturday night. It was great to dance and have a few drinks with good friends. We’re probably going back next month as well. Next month also has my boyfriend and I going to see Andrew WK at The Rave. It’ll be a great show. I’m really looking forward to it, even if it makes me nervous that we have to pick our tickets up at will call.
So I was talking to one of my friends on Facebook, when I started having an idea for a new novel. I read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte when I was in college. I loved the story, even if the class that I read it in was not my favorite. I told my friend that I started writing my first novel when I was in that class. He jokingly asked if my main character’s love interest had his wife locked up in his castle. I laughed and said, no, I write science fiction for the most part.
You can assume where my mind jumped next.
I want to write this novel no matter what, but it has to wait until I’ve finished a few revisions. I’ve always liked the idea of playing with classic stories. When I was younger I really enjoyed Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, which re-imagines the story of Cinderella. Its a great book and I would recommend it for almost anyone.
But I want to know what people think of this. Science fiction Jane Eyre. Is this a good idea? Is this a terrible idea? Does it entirely depend on execution?
What story/book would you want to see re-imagined?