Monday, May 5, 2008

An Idea

This weekend, I was watching one of my favorite movies: Paris, Je T'aime - a movie which consists of 20 short films about love in Paris. Some of these short little films make me ridiculously happy whenever I'm in need of smiling. And watching this movie, I began to think of something and once The Prettiest Thing is complete, this particular thought is going to be my next project.

Each chapter of this new story is going to be a short story involving all of my couples from previous stories:

Chapter 1 - Poppy and Justin
Chapter 2 - Lawson and Nikki
Chapter 3 - Brady and Ali
Chapter 4 - Holden and Sarah
Chapter 5 - Abe and Cecilia
Chapter 6 - Casey and Amelia
Chapter 7 - Riley and Samantha
Chapter 8 - Lucy and Will
Chapter 9 - Violet and Jamie
Chapter 10 - Ben and Olivia
Chapter 11 - Lindsey and Matt
Chapter 12 - Patrick and Maddy
Chapter 13 - Reed and Cami
Chapter 14 - Ryan and Rachel
Chapter 15 - Tyson and Amy
Chapter 16 - Andrew and Carrie
Chapter 17 - Trevor and Joy
Chapter 18 - Brett and Ella

How does this sound to everyone? I think it will be fun to visit each of these couples again and see what it happening in their lives. Is there a particular couple you want to read about that isn't on the list? Perhaps a secondary couple? I can't promise that they will get their own chapter but if one gets enough requests, perhaps I will write one for them. Please let me know and also, let me know what you think about the idea. Thank you. Happy Monday. Oh! Chapter 31 of The Prettiest Thing is coming along wonderfully and I hope to have it finished within the next few days.

32 comments:

littlewiseone said...

Paris, Je T'aim- Is that one of the clips you have on your my space page? I love updates, and I think this is a marvelous idea. I would love to get updates for all of these character. Especially Tyson and Amy. I loved the Prize and Tyson was so dysfunctional it will be good to see how Amy is holding up. (smile) I also of course want to see Ben and Olivia, even if we did catch a glimpse of them in A Fairy Tale.
Can't wait for chapter 31 of TPT, which is also one of my favorites. Have a Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Omg that's such a good idea! I'd definetly love to read that! I'm really curious about certain couples especially Lawson & Nikki i've always wanted to know what happened with them. If you have time one on Beth & Graham always liked them too but if not that list is perfect!

And i'm really liking the fact that Brett & Ella are still there & Joy & Trevor! I had a bit of a bad feeling that you might split Brett & Ella up again the way things have been going but i'm feeling positive again after re-reading most of the story!


Really happy to hear Chapter 31 is going good can't wait to read it!

L x

Sara said...

What a great idea! I absoluetly love it - now you have to do it! :) All those couples are wonderful, but I'd add Graham & Beth if it was posible. Always loved that couple...

As for chapter 31, can't wait! You left us quite a cliff-hanger with 30 so I'm excited to see what happens next!

You Rock!

Dove said...

I agree with Sarah. I wanted to know where Graham and Nikki are at in their relationship. Really and truly, we didn't even read a story about them two. We read a story about Patrick and Reed, but never about Graham.

And also Grace and Devon. I wanted to know how their relationship works out when she's still in high school and he's off to college.

Anonymous said...

Ok I thought of 2 more couples Emily & Jared, even though they already hav a one-shot another one would be great & Meg & Andy too! I'm really looking forward to this gotta get back to my books now though! :( Enjoy your day!

L x

Lauren said...

That's an amazing idea. I would love to see what's going on with everyone. The only couple I might want to see that wasn't on the list (or that no one else posted yet) would be Harry and Anne. Even though they've only been shown in glimpses I've still come to love that pairing. Seeing something where they get to interact as the leads would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Love that idea! I'm with L x though, I would love to see and Emily and Jared update.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Yeah , well there is also Beth & Graham, Jared and Emily and Charlotte and Josh !! lol ^^

But YEAH my Ben and Olivia's oneshot XD
bulma-veggie

Sara said...

After thinking about it, I want to add Jared & Emily to that list! I loved that couple - even though they already have a oneshot, I'd love an update!

What have you gotten yourself into? Couples from every story are going to start coming out of the woodwork looking for oneshots! :)

Okay, totally random idea, but maybe you shouldn't have a published chapter lineup for us to see. Make each chapter a surprise as to which couple you are writing on. That way, you aren't nailed down to any one particular couple for a chapter. You can only really write (and be happy about what you are writing) when inspiration hits, right? Well I'd hate for you to be struggling and pushing yourself to update with a couple you just dont have the plotline for thought up yet.

Again, random idea, feel free to toss if disliked! You are the writing genious in this anyway! :) Whatever you do will be pure perfection!

Alessandra said...

Wonderful idea, Kate! I would love to see a glimpse of every couple on that list! I would like to request Devon and Grace though. Seven Minutes in Heaven and Strange Conditions are my favorite short stories of yours and I love the couple.

Im looking forward to chapter 31 or TPT and this idea sounds just wonderful!

GirlFixer said...

That sounds ace! I really can't wait to read that :D I've been wanting to see Paris, Je T'aime for a while now, I'll definitely need to check it out now.

I think I'm really excited about reading the Violet and Jamie chapter, and also, the Amy and Tyson one :) How exciting!

Paula

Anonymous said...

That sounds wonderful! I can't wait! And I'm excited to read Chapter 31 of The Prettiest Thing as well. You are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I think that's a fantastic idea!!! I am so excited now!!!

Amanda said...

I love it. I would like to see Jared and Emily, since they are a secondary couple I would love to read about them a lil more.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this is a fantastic idea. I adore all of your couples and it will be great to see how everyone is doing. I'm most excited for Ben & Olivia and Lucy & Will. As for minor couples that I would love to have an update of, I agree with everyone in that I loved Graham and Beth. Josh and Charlotte are another favorite. Last but not least, Jared and Emily. I can't wait for this story.

-Brie

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Everyone has an opinion about this idea - and it's a great one! I am very much looking forward to revisiting some of these characters. Justin and Poppy, Olivia and Ben, Casey and Amelia, Lucy and Will, Abe and Cecilia, Ryan and Rachael - I think I like them all honestly!

I would have a request for Wallace and Hannah from Some Kind of Wonderful - whatever happened to them? They were such a sweet couple and I always wanted you to write their story. When he told her that she was "just a kid" I could feel her heart breaking even though I understand why he felt he had to discourage her. PLEASE consider writing a chapter on them so we can see if they ended up together or what happened after all.

I am very excited about this new idea of yours and hopefully it will be as fun for you to go back and write some of these characters again as it will be for us to read them. Can't wait for the next chapter in TPT - am a little anxious to see what happens next!!
Take care Kate!
~HMC

Anonymous said...

Love the idea! I'm throwing in my vote for Beth and Graham, I've always wanted to know more about that couple.

-LeSkye

Anonymous said...

I love this idea, I'm always sad when one of your stories gets completed...I always want to know what is going to happen to them next.

I can't wait for the next chapter of The Prettiest Thing.

Joee

Victoria said...

I think that is a bloody brilliant idea AND I think starting with Poppy and Justin is just perfect. They are still one of my favorite couples.

Caryn said...

I totally love the new idea!
Cant wait for Chapter 31!

Anonymous said...

a superrrrrrrr goood idea!!!! =) and i can't wait till chapter 31 of TPT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just had another couple come to mind, Eve and Chester, from Something Pretty. I would love for them to be included.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

This idea of yours is a superb one. I agree with everyone on the couples like Eve and Chester, Beth and Graham, Meg and Andy, Jared and Emily, and Devon and Grace. I'm probably asking a lot of you and as you've mentioned they don't need their own story just add them somewhere in with the other couples and I would be forever grateful.

You sound like yourself again Kate. Have a good Tuesday. Thank you for coming up with this idea. My anticipation for chapter 31 of "The Prettiest Thing" is over the roof.

7years

GirlFixer said...

Oh, I meant to say in my first comment that a Devon and Grace one would be great in my opinion lol. But if they didn't make an appearance, I'd still be happy because I think this is a brilliant idea :)

Paula

Anonymous said...

I think this is a wonderful idea! We'll get to see a little snippet of where they are in their lives. Yay! I agree - I would love to see Beth & Graham and also Josh & Charlotte.

twinklingdee

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea! cant wait to read about all of them again

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I forgot about Harry and Anne Potter! Include them too, please:)

7years

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a bloody fantastic idea!!! J'adore Paris, Je T'aime and I would love to see you meld the brilliance of your stories with this idea. Plus I would love to see how each of the characters have been since we last saw them. And I didn't see anyone you missed, so please do!

On another note, I'd like to let you know that you should disregard the hurtful comments some people post/send. Just so you know, there are too many of us who truly delight in your stories and those trolls shouldn't take up any of your time or thoughts because they're really not worth it. Constructive criticism should not make you want to stop writing. I, for one, have enjoyed your stories from nearly the beginning and I think they're definitely worth publishing if you ever choose to. Thanks again for brightening my day whenever you update!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh whoops! I think Josh and Charlotte would be a great addition too!

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Anonymous said...

Wow great idea!!! I also love Paris je t'aime!!!

I would love to hear about Will & Lucy, and of course Ben & Olivia. I would also love to hear about Harry & Anne, I just think they are great from the stories they are featured in.

I agree with Sara, that I wouldn't want you pressured into something you don't feel is perfect for you, just because alot of the readers (including me! hehe) push you for another chapter. I feel you shouldn't put a definite date, or anything for this story, that way you can have other stories to write about (selfish, I know!)

Anonymous said...

Oui, s'il te plais!! Yes, please. Can't wait to read up on Olivia and Ben.