Friday, February 3, 2012
My Three-Book Amish Series
I finally have three working titles for my Amish novel series! Whew. I had vague ideas about where I wanted the third book to go, but coming up with a title was killing me. Writing the synopsis was futile, too, because I wasn't sure what I wanted to include. Then tonight, it fell into place: title and direction for the characters.
As it stands now, barring the titles change as per my publishers request, the series will include:
Book One: The Miting
Book Two: The Way Out
Book Three: Falling Off the Belief
The last book's title was inspired by something my former-Amish "adopted" daughter said while we were chatting one evening. She told me the Amish in her strict sect didn't encourage Bible reading on one's own for fear the person will "fall off the belief". That was her nearest translation in English from the Pennsylvania-Dutch. I think that describes quite clearly what my main characters will face in the third book.
So now I can breath a bit easier and look forward to the actual writing. It's going to be a busy year for me, but I'm excited to meet the challenge!