As I?m typing this,I really realize just how long it has been. It?s been too long.
First,I?d like to thank everyone who took an interest/responded to my many past posts.
Beginning with my original post(May 31,2011),they have all focused on one subject.
Starting with that first post,I?ve shared with you my dream. This involves writing a
romance story in which the 2 main characters are First Cousins. With work,this has the
potential of becoming a novel-length story.
Unfortunately,for a time,this had to be put on the back burner. My life became really
busy. Because of that,it became impossible for me to write. Thankfully,I am back on
In each response(from May 31,2011 and on),you?ve shared both your
imput/suggestions along concerns. Each one has been insightfull,passionate,and
thoughtful. I have appreciated reading all of them. Having more of these helps the
creative process improve.
Having mentioned this,I want to clearly explain the reason(s) for this new post.
In the midst of research/story development,I have also been trying to work on a plot
that fits and makes sense as well.
While turning this question over and over(in my mind),an idea came out of the blue.
Now,here?s my idea for a possible plot:
My main male character would be a 19 year old from a Midwestern state. The
summer he graduates from high school,he moves to Washington State,Montana,or
Wyoming to stay with his Uncle/family. Possibly,he?s trying to escape some kind of past
abuse(emotional,physical,etc.) While there,he meets and falls in love with his younger
First Cousin(main female character.) As this story would be progressive,their
relationship would be non-sexual(at first.) As it moves along,however,they would face
different challanges/problems that could threaten their relationship.
In sharing my idea for a possible plot,I hope I?ve expressed myself clearly. This is
really important to me.
Since my May 31,2011 original post,I have also highlighted several challenges this
story would raise. Naturally,this plot idea would raise similar challenging issues.
Some of these would be(not limited to):
1. A possible long distance relationship?
2. My main characters live in(may move to) states where first cousin marriage is
prohibited by state law?
3. How do their families handle this relationship?
My reasoning for having these 3 main questions is that they help bring clearer
focus to my plot idea. All 3 fit well with it.
With this new post,I am open and would welcome the imput/suggestions from
other writers/readers. What do you think of this plot idea? Could it really use some
improvement? Whatever you have to say,please know that I do appreciate it.
Lastly,I want to again thank everyone who have responded to my many past
posts. Thank you.