Hear ye, hear ye! Go forth and check out, “like”, and favorite the hot new book trailer for Susan Bischoff’s Hush Money!
How fun is that?
So…on the writing front. I have been ordered to write something for fun. My brain has been very busy. Monday I did a bunch of work on the blueprint for the first kitchen witch book. The main points are there, but I still don’t know the answer to how a kitchen witch kicks ass when her strengths are in the kitchen rather than Buffy-style physical prowess. And while I’ve had entertaining daydreams involving cast iron skillets (Tangled anyone?) and Ginsu knifes, it’s not quite there yet. Whenever I figure it out, though, I’m so on it.
Yesterday I went back to the last book I was working on when I got bitten by the paranormal bug again. It’s a Mississippi-based romantic suspense with a ghost story twist, left from when I was working on branding myself with Murder and Magnolias. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with any series I currently have planned. It’s not really paranormal (even though it has ghosts). It’s totally standalone. And it has none of the pressures attached to…pretty much everything I’ve been working on or planned.
I reread the last version of it (I had a few incarnations–as this was also the last thing I wrote before I discovered story structure). I had totally forgotten how much I really loved these characters. And the eight chapters I wrote (of the last version–there was 3/4ths of a book before that that totally fell victim to a horrific case of complicatitis) before I abandoned it for wolf-shifters were great. Good characterization, good pacing, great tone and voice. So I moved everything over into a Write Way Pro file, identified my major plot points and pinch points, salvaged a few more scenes from a prior draft and wound up with 31k of usable book. I’ve been following the plot threads and filling in the gaps of the outline with what I know is coming. And I’m going to play.
But in the meantime, I’m going to see B.B. King (well, I’m writing this Tuesday night. By now I’ve already seen him).