Friday, August 13, 2010

Dipping my toes in

It's no secret cozies are my favorite genre, but as a writer, sometimes we have to explore new waters if we're to expand our craft. My latest WIP is a testament to that fact. The title is tentatively Blackwater Baby and it seems to be a cross literary fiction/thriller work. It's outlined in a journalism-like fashion, but who knows if that will last. Like I said, it's a work in progress.

So far the research has been eye-opening. I feel I could take this novel a million different ways and I want to make sure I choose the right one. You know, find a way to tell the best story.

It's definitely deep--full of the dark human desires and raw emotions I tend to avoid in my writing, but I'm going to hold my breath and dive in. If it doesn't work, I've always got another cozy waiting to be written :)


Gregory Gunther said...

Uh, what happened with 'Beauty Secrets?'

Did you decide to drop it all for this 'new' idea? That's no way to get something finished.

Steph Damore said...

No, Beauty Secrets is out on submission. I wrote that novel last spring a spent a year revising. A couple of agents have requested fulls, but I'll go crazy sitting around waiting to hear news if I'm not working on something else!