SO! I had an idea today, just a moment ago. It might be ripping off a certain book I’d read not long ago, but hey, the only way I could ever write a Margaret Atwood book would be if I just typed one up directly. I’m fairly sure it will be my own work, completely.
See how far I get, it might turn into a novella or (gasp! DON’T DARE SAY IT!) novel.
A woman (URSULA) has a rotten childhood in which she is fat, fat, fat, and she is the dreamy, impractical, gluttonously emotional, forgetful, lazy kind (like me!). We learn about her rotten luck with boys. She dreams (BRAZIL style) of a much more exciting life.
She meets VIOLE, a super sexy magician type based on my boyfriend, so he’s antisocial and complainy and yet really fun and handsome.
CONFLICT: Viole kills someone. Viole is an illegal alien and so he moves in with her and disrupts her routine. Viole is MARRIED?! Viole is LITERALLY an alien! Viole is disinterested!