OK, last year I started a rewrite of "Through These Trying Times" because I felt I needed it to be more in depth and centered.  Then, of course, when I really started getting into my writing groove again real life went kind of crazy, what with extended family issues and then that wonderful, scary, yet short time I was pregnant and the holidays took my attention.  Anyway, after everything that has gone on, I decided that I wanted to do things and complete things again.  I have obviously been given this time for reasons, and I intend to use it. 

That said, I've decided that I'm scrapping (in a way) the "TTTT" rewrite and starting over again.  This time we will be even more Hope-centric for many reasons.  First, it's easier to keep up with things that way.  Secondly, if I want to some time I can delve more in depth into the other characters in later stories. 

Also, I want to start the story a little earlier in Hope's life than the original, just a year.  Actually the prologue starts four years earlier, but then the rest will start in 1937.  I'm still having a large group go off to Redmond.  I'm not making them any older, just that they attended Queen's for three years and could go earlier than if they had needed to attend four years of high school.  This way we just get another (fictionally speaking) year of getting to know our characters and stories to tell. 

  • I'm going to have Hope's relationship with Hans, the Nazi last longer and be even more painful.  
  • We're going to get to see Tenny's heart get trampled on by Dory Campbell.  
  • We're going to see Walt and Maddie bicker long before they declare their love.  
  • Cecilia will be the one who thinks that she is in love with Bryant, this time.
  • We will see little David be born (in a way).  
  • We'll see Gilly date even more girls, and his sister Gracie be less than graceful even more, LOL.  
  • A LOT will happen in that first year, and it will be even more interesting in 1939 when they join up after the war starts.

So, what are your opinions?
2 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Sounds delightful! Well, except for both Blythe twins getting their hearts broken ;-) I'm looking forward to the Walt/Maddie bickering, and more un-graceful Gracie. Most of all, I'm looking forward to seeing all these characters again and delving deeper into their lives!

  2. Connie Says:

    How did I miss this post? I guess I didn't scroll down far enough.

    I think it's going to be so helpful to you to concentrate mostly on Hope. You have such a HUGE cast of characters that it's got to seem overwhemling.

    I can't WAIT to see these characters again.