The wip it good blogfest

D.L. Hammons is running a fun bloghop today to spread the word about the great works in progress out there. Please follow the link at the bottom of this post to learn about the books coming up over the horizon. Here is the information about my next book –

WIP Title: Lara (working title)

Word Count : 91,000, as of today.

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

How long have you been working on it?: That’s hard to say. Lara was a main character in a project I started six years ago. That novel had four main characters. In year two, one character got cut entirely. In year three, another character got pulled out and became the main character of Overlook. Lara spent two years in a drawer while I worked on that book. When she emerged, she took over and the fourth character of Jane became a secondary character. I have been concentrating on the reworked manuscript for about 18 months now.

Elevator Pitch : Cancer treatment transforms a traumatized woman’s life for the better.

Brief Synopsis :  Lara Blaine thought she could escape her past by controlling every detail of her daily life, but she couldn’t control the cancer growing in her body. Through the process of treatment, Lara is forced to connect to the people around her and learn to accept love.

Are you looking for a Critique Partner?: Perhaps – I am already an active member of two critique groups but I am always looking for someone to swap chapters with.

Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: Yes, I feel the manuscript could use some fresh eyes. My critique partners liked it but I am worried that they may have missed some holes because they have seen previous drafts.

Check out these other Works In Progress at the WIP IT GOOD linky list

13 thoughts on “WIP IT GOOD Blog Hop

  1. This speaks to me because my MIL is just now going through cancer treatment, and she, like your protagonist, has always tried to keep everything in her life under control. It’s not my usual kind of reading choice, but I’d definitely take a look at it.

  2. This sounds really good. Very character-driven and I love character-driven stories. I hope all this time and effort pays off for you someday however you want it to!

  3. This is a great subject for WF! Have you heard about the new Women’s Fiction Writers Association? If not, check it out. It will be going live soon. ; )

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