I'm counting the days to the Black Widow movie finally coming out! 😁
I'm working on a novel that has been trying to get itself written for many years! 😀 It's about the desirability (or not) of 'perfection', and the seeming paradox that sometimes true strength and beauty is to be found in the imperfect and the broken. It takes place in a great city-state on the cusp between magic and science, and its protagonist has to learn over the course of the story that what she sees as her flaws and imperfections, and her adaptations to them, have actually contributed to the strong, resilient and ‘worthy’ person that she is and always has been, and that removing them - i.e. achieving ‘perfection’ - risks her becoming a different, and perhaps less self-actualised person. She comes to understand that imperfection has value and that perfection is a chimera. It is this that enables her to make the final choice she makes at the climax of the book.
The 'elevator pitch' for the novel is:
When an ancient device is uncovered with the power to recreate the world anew without flaws or imperfections, a limbless thief must decide whether to sacrifice who she is now for the chance to reclaim who she once was.
I put the draft first chapter up on the 'peer to peer critiques' forum a while ago, and you can read it there, if you're at all interested. 🙂
The Perfection Engine - draft first chapter
If you do get a chance to take a look, I'd love to know what you think!
How are you getting on with your own story about Spark and her new friends / team-mates? I know you had a lot of feedback when you posted your chapter a while ago, which I hope wasn't too scary! I thought it had so much potential, and the ideas and characters were great!