Melina Marchetta

When Rosie Met Jim Part 2

The above is available for pre-order.  Here is the link.

Because the short story now officially exists, and I’m about ten thousand words into a novel, I feel as if I can talk about what I’m working on a little more.

It will be a novel primarily about one house, four characters, five lives, and told through three points of view.

Jimmy is 23 years old in When Rosie met Jim.  In the novel, he’ll be about 25 because it takes place in Sydney about two years after the events of the short story. It’s not  YA, but regardless, I’m predictable. It’s a generational story and it’s character driven, relationship driven and pretty much about community, solace and the ties that bind. (and netball).

The song I’m listening to at the moment is Babylon by Dave Gray and it’s become my lead into the lives of the older characters.

Fingers crossed, I’m hoping to finish the first draft later this year. (I’ll get back to you then).