Peril on the Sea

19 July 2010

I am in the process of writing a story. A tragic story. A very, very, very sad story. Does it go without saying that sometimes I tear up while writing? 

But I like tear jerkers, surprisingly. They make one feel strong emotions, even though those emotions may be sadness, and that is truly a gift on the author's part. I have decided to post the synopsis-in-the-making for my novel-in-the-making. The title is taken from the hymn that is sung in Rilla of Ingleside, in the beginning of chapter 17, titled "The Weeks Wear By." 

"Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea."

These words, supposedly sung by passengers on the RMS Titanic (this fact may or may not be true) hours before the ship sank, struck me as shockingly familiar to the plot of my story. My title, which was nonexistent up to this point, is now Peril on the Sea.

So, taking this idea from Awel,  here is my synopsis!

It's not the best synopsis I've ever written, but it works. :) What do you think?

11 epistles:

  1. Oh,it sounds sad! I like writing sad ones too! I actually just started writing one!

  2. hehe I thought it might be the Titanic ;) sorry I haven't gotten back to you :/

  3. Sounds great! When do we get to read the book? lol

  4. Sounds great. :) when you get publish notify me! I want to buy a copy. :)

    ~Awel P.

    I like sad stories too. My book is a series of tradgedies...yeah, ask about my main character's past and it's like one bad thing after the other with her. :)

  5. Aww, it sounds sad. :( I don't like sad stories, but you are an amazing writer so I just might read it. :-)


  6. I like sad stories. Sounds good! :-)

  7. I'm with Awel! Let me know what it's published:D

  8. It sound's really good!

    You should write it and publish it, I've been neading a good book t read! :P

  9. Very nice synopsis! I'm buying a copy.

    Thanks for following me! I'm following you now, too, girlie:). Ah, emotional scenes can be such fun to write! I write adventure stories, but the drama is always fun to mix in.:D

  10. @Johanna -- Yes, I finished it... well, I finished the first draft. I still have a long way to go with the editing.


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