Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Literary Meme

Jackie, you are going to regret tagging me because I am going to beat this meme into submission.

Here are the rules:
1. Answer one of these questions (see below) on your blog.
2. Link back to whoever tagged you.
3. Tag 5 women bloggers.
4. Plus, check out previous responses, and if you know of a novel that pertains to the subject someone wishes they could write or would like to read about, suggest the novel to them in a comment.
(*If you're thoroughly confused, it helps to read the instructions three times.)

-If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be (Just the subject—don’t give away your plot idea.)
-If just the thought of having to write anything gives you hives, what would you like to read about in a novel that you’ve never seen done before?
-If you hate reading fiction what subject might make you change your mind or try it any

It just so happens that after reading the question(s) for this, I was reminded of an idea I had for a novel. Thus, the question I chose is:

If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be (Just the subject—don’t give away your plot idea.)

Okay, I am going to deviate a small amount because the subject I had in mind is a little complicated, so will require some plot, but not many details.

My idea for a novel would be the love story of two scientists that are too independent to try and relocate for each other (finding jobs for couples at the same institution or in the same city is a common problem known in science as the "two-body problem"). So, they can only meet once year for a week at an international conference. The novel would (in very basic terms) chronicle each of their careers seperately, and their personal lives but would focus mainly on their relationship through the years in the weeks they are able to meet around the globe.

Was that too detailed?

I don't think I have 5 women readers who are also bloggers. So anyone who is reading- men, women, non-bloggers and lurkers- who wants to take a stab at it the more the merrier!!! (Just let me know in the comment section...)


Jackie said...

wow, that sounds really neat. A book, that if written, I would love to read.

Runner Girl FL said...

Hmmmm....Wonder how you came up with that idea. ;)

Scott said...

I like your idea. It smacks of originality, and I can totally see this being about two eccentric and interesting people.

terri said...

good lord, it sounds delicious.

maybe you could write that and put in all sorts of tedious scientific details interspersed with lots of introspection and brief episodes of wild romance. wait, that sounds too much like MY life. :)

excellent idea!

magnetbabe said...

I think it would make a good book. Maybe in between getting my Ph.D. raising cats and hopefully being a mom someday as well as a wife I can write a novel. In the meantime, any of you can feel free to run with it!