Okay. So I was watching Expedition Unknown last night and got the idea for my next novel. (As you can already see, it’s kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants thing here.)
It’s a WW2 historical fiction, something I’ve wanted to get into for a long time. I don’t know how it will end, or all the major plot points, I just hope I can get some advice and direction here.
It’s 1944 at Pointe Du Hoc bunker, France. 15-year-old psychic Liselotte has been helping the German army for two years with her ‘seeing’ skills. Some things she sees, some things she doesn’t. When she ‘sees’ the battle of D-Day, The Invasion Of Normandy two days before it happens, she’s forced to make a choice: tell the generals so they can move their forces and defeat the Allies, or let the Allies use their benefit of surprise and win the battle. She firmly disagrees with Hitler’s ideals, and knows the evil being done to the Jewish citizens needs to stop, but she also has a brother, a friend/half-sorta-love interest named Ernst as well as other people she cares about in the German army. Aside from that, Germany is her home and her country. She knows that if she chooses to keep quiet, she along with Ernst, who has a wife and baby daughter, will die. There’s a lot more to it than that, but I’m trying not to make this confusing. So the story goes back and forth, one chapter set where she is now at Pointe Du Hoc, then one in her past as we tell the story of the things she’s done to survive and how she got where she is now. The story is her journey as she struggles to find the humanity in herself and her country as she debates whether or not to save them, if that makes any sense.
Yeah, I think I need some help.
(Please don’t judge me I’m new to this whole pitching thing.) Thank you a million times to anyone who can help me out!