Sunday, 14 February 2016

Best Seller: my new book ~ that's the title, btw, but one can hope :)


So there I was, just writing the first couple of chapters of the first draft of the sequel to The House of York, when this idea popped into my head for a novella. I scribbled down a few notes for looking back at later, but then thought, perhaps I could just write the first chapter now... three months later, I'd written Best Seller ~ the tale of three writers :)

The Blurb in progress:

Three women, one dream: to become a successful author. 

Eden Taylor has made it—big time.  A twenty-three year old with model girl looks and a book deal with a major publisher, she's outselling the established names in her field and is fast becoming the darling of the media. 

Becky Hunter has money problems.  Can she earn enough from her light-hearted romance novels to counteract boyfriend Alex's extravagant spending habits, before their life collapses around them? 

Hard up factory worker Jan Chilver sees writing as an escape from her troubled, lonely life.  She is offered a lifeline—but fails to read the small print... 

In the competitive world of publishing, success can be merely a matter of who you know—and how ruthless you are prepared to be to get there. 

BEST SELLER is a novella of 40k words (roughly half as long as an average length novel), a slightly dark, slightly edgy drama with a twist or three in the tale.  Enjoy!

....well, it's back from its first test/proofread, and was given the thumbs up  - PHEW!!!  I hope it will be out around mid March, all going well, fingers crossed and wood touched :)  Now for the second proof/test reader.... 



Meanwhile, it's back to Elodie, the sequel to The House of York!


25 comments:

  1. Goodness you work hard! And this looks fab!

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    1. Thanks, Jo - and it helps when you don't do loads of exciting stuff all the time, like you do - you travel the world, I sit at my laptop!!! xx

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  2. This sounds great, Terry. Looking forward to reading it. :-)

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  3. I echo Shelley's comments, TT. Looking forward to reading this! xx

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    1. Thanks, Val - the post would have meant more with the cover, but I was too impatient!

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  4. Sounds riveting! Can't wait! And a sequel to HoY?? yippee! :-)

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    1. Thanks - looking forward to hearing what you think of HOY when you've finished it! x

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  5. see,being laid up has its uses.....you can plot.....

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    1. Aye - I lie in bed working out the sequel to The House of York!

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  6. Actually, one of my American clients who is an absolute stickler for grammar and can happily argue over a single hyphen for 5 emails, says that Americans tend to go by the NYT as their last word on such matters - so you're right! Really looking forward to seeing the cover of this one.

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    1. Goodo! And I am looking forward to the cover too - it's amid complications and quandaries at the moment!

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  7. Lying in bed must give inspiration. Off to try it out now. And so looking forward to the read of both these.

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    1. i have to admit that I wrote it before the leg went bad! Hope it works for you...!

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  8. Sorry, I'm a bit late to the party. I take my beady eye off the world of social media for a few days and look what happens...I miss important announcements! From the blurb, I know who I'm rooting for. :)

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  9. I can't wait to read this, it sounds really good!

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  10. What a great idea! Everyone will be kicking themselves for not thinking of this one first! Good Luck 🍀 Xx

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  11. Got here late... The novella sounds fantastic! Lots of authors will want to grab this one. And I'm so glad you're working on a sequel to the House of York. Burning questions as to what happened...

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    1. Thanks, Maria! The novella is out now, I published on Monday - I do hope writers will want to read it too, I think they'll find it interesting ;)

      Ah yes, Elodie..!

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