(Set in the late 19th century) To prevent the bank foreclosing on her family estate, a brilliant teenage biologist must travel to Australia to track down her missing parents, but discovers a world full of strange monsters and must create one of her own to survive.
The specific event that motivates her to create her own monster needs to be in the logline. Perhaps she’s attacked by a fill the gap creature and is locked inside her field lab with no other alternative but to create her own monster for protection. Kind of like Pokemon in the 19 century…
Either way, by the end of the logline she has two goals – still wants to find the parents and needs to survive. Which is the primary goal she pursues throughout most of the story?
Recommend that you don’t say “brilliant”. Focus on her desperation and situation urgency instead. Show her being brilliant/overcoming stuff. When I read this, I feel she will 100% succeed already. If she discovers a world full of magical creatures then why must she create one of her own when she can just take/train one?
As far as her parents go, she only tracks them down for financial reasons and not for love of family?
I like the idea of a teenage girl having to strike out on her own, venture into a strange new world of wonders and dangers, but like Nir Shelter I’m mystified as to what really is the primary dramatic problem. Also what is her starting point — where is she coming from at the start of the story?