Monday, February 14, 2011

If Wishes Were True by Morgan Mandel


Temporary Cover for Forever Young

Now that I'm older, I wish more and more that I could be younger and stay that way.

Such wishing for the impossible is the impetus for my work in progress, a paranormal thriller called Forever Young, where a 55 year old woman takes a pill to become 24 forever. That's not all that happens, but it was the spark that began the long haul of my manuscript, which is two-thirds done. I've set my mark on 1,000 words per day, and have been doing pretty well at keeping up to my goal, making up for it when I slip back. 

What about you? Did you ever write or read a book because you wished something were true?

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com/
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17 comments:

Michelle V said...

The book sounds great! Writing is not my talent at all! I have reading "moods". I love to read all kinds of books, but today I might be in the mood for a romance and tomorrow I might in the mood for a thriller, etc.

Blessings
Michelle V

Ginger Simpson said...

I make wishes all the time...like I wish I had perky boobs again...I wish the inner tube around my middle would disappear, I wish my grandson didn't have autism. Rarely do any of them come true.

Right now my latest wish is that Hattie would start talking to be again so I can finish her story. She's being a big ol' brat and I can't write until she dictates. It sucks being a pantser sometimes.

Cheryl said...

I can't say I've ever done it, but wishes are still good.

Rebecca Camarena said...

I have goals and plans for the future, but can't say I've ever thought about a story for them.

Jean Henry Mead said...

My goal is pages of copy a day, which some days is like pulling teeth and is probably the reason I write so much dialogue. I like your youth pill concept. I'd prefer a pill that makes me 35 forever because I'd be a lot wiser than I was at 24. :)

Jean Henry Mead said...

Oops. Make that five pages of copy a day. :)

StephB said...

Morgan, that sounds like a great premise and I think 1,000 words a day is very do-able. I have a bunch of projects due at the end of the year, so I'm going to wish I can write 1,000 words a day!

Nice inspirational post.
Smiles
Steph

P.I. Barrington said...

Wow, that question blew me away! I've never even thought about it. I don't think I've ever done it, at least not consciously. Interesting concept...

Morgan Mandel said...

Jean, I forgot to mention that my heroine keeps all her memories and wisdom intact when she becomes 24 again. That does make a difference.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

The Golden Eagle said...

I know I have. Most of the time I write because I have an idea unrelated to anything except the fact it might make a good story . . . but yes, sometimes I have taken off on things I wish were true.

April said...

Oh, I can't wait to read your new book, Morgan!!!! You know, for me writing is a bit like acting out fantasies. I am able to create what a world with an idea of something that is wishful or curious. I think that's part of the fun. Also, reading can easily help a person transgress into a world where they would love to live in, at least for a bit.

Mona Risk said...

Morgan, that's an interesting premise. I am curious to read it. I write about places I have been or problems I or people have faced. 1000 words a day is very realistic. It's the way I write too.

Mary Vaughn said...

It's wonderful! My villains get to do all the things I can only think about. I love writing.

J.W. Nicklaus said...

One of the fantastic thing about writing or reading is our willingness to be drawn into the characters, to live in their world for the duration of our visit.

Jaime said...

I've always said that wondering 'what if' was the best source of inspriation I've ever had. My simple wishes to have friends as a child, run away as a teen and do something amazing as an adult have always spurred on my writing.

I think your book has a theme that will appeal to a lot of people - younger and older.

Kate Dolan said...

Um, I wish I'd written a story that a major publisher wanted to pay me $5 million for...does that count. Actually that's not true. I don't start by thinking about what would sell - maybe I should!
Your book taps into a core desire and that should resonate with nearly everyone. Great concept! Hope it finishes well for you.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I wish I had the energy I had when I was younger. And if wishes came true I'd go along with Ginger and ask for the perky boobs and a flat stomach.

Marilyn