Showing posts from December, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I got tagged by my friend Amy, to participate in a writer's blogfest “The Next Big Thing” where authors answer questions about their WIPs (Work in Progress).  I've taken you through my month of writing a novel (NaNoWriMo). This blog gives you some information about my WIP that is being edited, polished, validated for time and place,  and overall  in review.  

What is your working title of your book?
 Change of Habit
Where did the idea come from for the book? Growing up in Chicago in the 1950s it wasn’t uncommon that women of my generation had a few unsavory characters cross their paths.
What genre does your book fall under?
 Adult Fiction
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
 Joseph Gordon Leavitt, Ryan Gosling, Angie Harmon, and Anne Hathaway easily could portray the main characters in this story.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  While on a date, Sophie Janiewski, 25 year old sc…

Christmas Past - Muses New Ideas

Each time I attempt to write about a holiday memory I am stymied by my choices. Do I write about my childhood memories? The baking of cookies with my mother. The staying up late and watching television with my brother while my parents attend midnight mass.
       Do I write about my memories as a teen? Do I tell about working in my grandmother's bakery? The preparation of special baked goods made only for the holiday. The joy of participating in the musical productions at my high school. The challenges of learning to master new songs and recipes simultaneously.
        Should I share my experiences as an adult in the retail industry preparing for the big holiday? The hiring, training, extended hours, the joyful customers and the not so happy customers.
        Or better yet, I could pick a story about the holiday season and its impact on the many students I  had the privilege of teaching.  The preparations for school assemblies, classroom parties, the joy of that prevails t…

Twenty-Seven Empty Chairs


Fourth Week - NaNoWriMo Results