I started it in October, and it’s already finished, roughly 87,000 words. 🙂 That’s about three months. It usually takes me longer to write a draft that size, but the inspiration hit and would not let go till it was done.
I’ve heard that passion like that can translate to the reader passionately reading it, while if the story bores the writer, it’ll bore the reader. So I hope this novel will turn out well.
Heck, now I feel like I’m addicted to the story and have to wean myself off writing it. But maybe not: The research should be exciting as well, since WWII was one of my obsessions in high school, and the reason why I took German. And then there’s tweaks, adding scenes that come to me, and the many revisions.
I’m very pleased with it, though now I have to let it sit while I do some more research into WWII Germany, make sure the background is sound. I have some websites and books which I can’t wait to delve into more deeply, especially this one about POW camps in Germany.
This is the revision of Unwilling Time-Traveler, transformed from my high school novella into a story of obsessive and narcissistic love. I took everything I learned about narcissism after my experience with my narc ex-friend Richard, and after revisiting abusive relationships from college.
A patriotic, young American girl from 1992 meets a time-traveling mad scientist, her Svengali. He’s also a wealthy German Junker from 1943, used to getting what he wants by any means necessary. They become obsessed with each other, but then she discovers he’s a Nazi sympathizer, who’s also obsessed with building a weapon to change the course of the War–and history. But he will not let her go, and she’s not so sure she wants him to.