Alright everyone, I’ve mentioned my WIP a few times over the past couple months but really haven’t said anything about it. I’m nearing completion of the draft and I think it’s time to share a bit about it! It is a psychological thriller about a book-smart woman who can’t deal with the advances of her assistant-turned-stalker; she makes a plan to run but when everything goes wrong and she must learn to trust her instincts to get herself out of danger.
It’s the first book I’ve written with the help of a real-time critique group. We are a small group and shared chapters weekly as we went. It was a very different experience than Excite- I wrote the entire first draft in 30 days (NaNoWriMo anyone?) then edited and sent the whole shebang out to betas. I’m hoping that having gotten so much feedback along the way, the revision process will be smoother. It’s been fun to see where people think the story is going and to only sort of know myself. I’m not much of a plotter, so not much was written in stone before I started.
The group was formed out of a class on coursera.org for new writers—and while I’m not new per-se I am new to the process as given and getting very diverse feedback from writers of different levels, and critiquing theirs in turn, has been really cool.
So, in addition to that logline tease, I’ll do you one better. The title (and I’m 90% certain it will stay) is.... According To Plan. It’s so early I don’t have an official cover yet. That will come later. But I do have a placeholder, one that I made to keep my motivation up. If you want to see that head on over to my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EricaDamonAuthor) later this week for the reveal!