Any Happy Little Thought

Hello friends, I hope your Thanksgivings celebrations were lovely and safe.

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned my plan to write a trilogy of fairy tale retellings that will take place in the world of Dalthia. So I figured I’d give you a little more info.

Whose story will be first? Cecily’s. We met her in Saving Marilee.

What fairy tale will I be retelling? Peter Pan.

You probably expected me to say Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. Maybe Beauty and the Beast? And I’ll be honest, that was my original plan. But when that idea just wasn’t panning out (har har. Panning out), I switched to a Peter Pan retelling, and I’m LOVING it!

I’m surprised by how much I enjoy finding little details from the original tale to include in my story in a fun new way. But I’m also having to strike a careful balance between honoring the original story and really making it new. Plus I have to honor the characters I have created, because if I can’t do that, I’ve utterly failed.

So, wish my luck!

And just for fun, here’s a text that I sent to two of my sisters (who are also writers). I had sent them a random note that I’d made about a scene I needed to write, which included the phrase, “and it’s all moonlit and romantic and they kiss.” So after I had written most of the scene, I sent them this:

So at least I’ve got that going for me. 🙂

Sweet Romance Highlights

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She dreams of becoming a famous musician, and he has the ability to make her dreams come true.

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