Wednesday, June 2, 2010

When a Book Takes Over

Lately I've been working on a new book. It's a book a lot like the Lucy Valentine series in that it's Hard To Describe. What's with me and books that I can't narrow down into a two line pitch? This book has gone through a couple of reincarnations, with these last revisions on the proposal hopefully the final time I'll have to change location. Or motive. Or conflict. Or anything (ha! wouldn't that be nice?). We'll see. I'm sending the proposal to my agent in a couple of days for an honest, all-out critique, so cross your fingers, okay?

Now, I'm not going to tell much about the book, because I do believe in jinxing and all that good stuff, but I'll say that it's set in the deep South (fictional Alabama town), there's a very important diamond involved, there's a family curse (love those family curses!) and lies, lies, lies. Lots and lots of lies. Oh, and secrets. Those too. The working title is "The Diamond Book." LOL--original, no?

I love when a book starts to take over my life. I'm constantly thinking about it. Hearing snatches of dialogue at a stop light, when I drift off to sleep, as I make dinner... I'm thinking ahead to plot points, to twists and turns, to resolutions. I care deeply about my main character and want her to have a her own version of a happily-ever-after. All these things are good signs when I'm writing a book--because when this doesn't happen when is when I know that the story isn't good.

This book, again, is a lot like the Lucy books in that it has a bit of mystery, a bit of romance, and a bit of paranormal (the curse!). I have high hopes for it, so wish me luck, okay?


PS: The new Killer Characters blog, the blog where characters do all the talking, is up and running: I'll be posting on the 30th of every month. Well, one of my characters will be posting...

PPS: The Deadly Divas on Facebook have 299 "likes". Doesn't someone want to be # 300? Huh? Huh? You can find a link in the sidebar on the left. :) And if you leave any kind of comment on the DD page, you'll be entered to win a fabulous DD tote bag--winner chosen randomly on Sunday!


  1. Sending you good vibes! :-)

    Happy Wednesday...finally figured out yesterday was actually Tuesday NOT Monday. Obviously, I have not had enough coffee or chocolate.

  2. sending you good luck vibes because this book is going to be awesome. I just know it will.

    Lisa D: I felt that way yesterday, kept thinking it was Monday.

    Have a great Wednesday.

  3. Sounds like a great new series in the making. Good luck. Checked out the Killer Characters blog and love it.

    Did you say tote bag? :) Wait, I think I'm already a fan or "likes." Good luck reaching over 300.

    Thoughts in Progress

  4. I'll take those good vibes! I need them. And for some reason I spent most of yesterday thinking it was Thursday. What's up with that?

    MC--thank you for being the Deadly Diva's 300th "Like"! Be sure to leave a comment this week to be entered in the tote bag drawing!