where the W doesn't = work... W = WRITE... Write at home moms
I've been AWOL due to the Olympics, being sick, paper work, taxes...the Olympics was a blast, though
I've always wanted to live in Canada...now more so than ever...where do I sign up?!
I've neglected my WIP, but after a dream with my MC in it last night, I will be jumping in with both feet today! I've missed editing - shocker - and can't wait to get back into it. I totally blew my self imposed deadline - March 23rd - to be done done with all edits and send out my first query...I've moved it to a more sane "by summer" deadline....sigh...I hate to do it, but life's been 'full', as life only knows how to be.
On the bright side:
one of my fellow writing critique group members said that my writing style is either "genius or insane"...which, he couldn't decide
But aren't all geniuses INSANE?!?!?!
I've been reading "THE SELL YOUR NOVEL TOOLKIT" book and am totally confused now as to which genre my novel belongs in!...My novel is sort of mainstream/contemporary/women's fiction...but there is a very dark tint to the beginning. Very. So this is making me feel like I should market it as 'alternative' or 'edgy'...but then, after my MC overcomes her past and heals, the whole mood of the book shifts to wonderfulness, so yes, 'tis a bit insane... very roller-coaster...My novel opens with a past rape scene, moves forward to the present, where you see my MC living with the after effects of an abusive past, she goes to therapy, you are inside her head, see her odd living style, hear voices, all sorts of strangeness, until she breaks free from it all and finds a way to heal, find her courage again, find herself again...then she meets someone, falls in love, has a normal life, albeit there are still triggers from her past, some of which threaten to suck her back down into that deep black hole...but she's a new woman now, has tools to help her stay in her present and deal with her past, and she moves on and up and it's great at the end! ...
which genre would you categorize that in?!
wonder if I can use that for my query letter?