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
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Cancer is a tough topic to take on, but it sounds like this would be a very enriching read. Best of luck!
This sounds like the kind of book that would make me cry. I hate crying over books, darn it. Especially the good ones. =)
Thanks, Crystal. Lara does make people cry. The challenge is to make you laugh through the tears.
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.
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!
Thanks, Cathy. Lara is quite a character. I’ve tried to add a few flamboyant side characters to lighten her up.
People facing a fear (death, cancer, spiders, you name it) make for an interesting read. I wish you luck with it.
Could be a true life story — keep up the good work!
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. ; )
I hadn’t heard of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. I found the site and will get involved. Thanks for the tip!
Your story sounds great, and like a tale very worth telling.
It sounds like a great premise. I understand that need to feel like you can control your life. Best of luck with your writing. And thanks for visiting my blog:)
Sounds like an interesting story – I love personal growth tales.