I just returned from Daddy’s Girl Weekend. It was a lot of fun. I met several Guppies from the Birmingham group. It was great being able to put a face with the names. I met with an agent, she wants to read my book. (insert happy dance) I also met Carolyn Haines, the author of Wishbones, she is a riot-very funny. It was a great experience.
I have my Guppy badge (SinC), my pitch, and a small notebook. Ready or not I am off to my first writer’s event. I am very excited, there’s even an agent available! It took me a year to write Dead in the Water. That is from conception to the last editing. I wrote it in secret, except for four people. I needed their expertise so I had to come clean! It has been a fun experience. Yes, I said fun. Even when I was rewriting it for the third time, it was still fun.
My favorite part was creating the characters. I created huge lists of questions for my main characters to answer. Then I took the advice of the only writer I know, and lived with my character for a week. I wrote down everything my character would be doing at a given time. That was an eye opener. I noticed several flaws in my character development I needed to fix to make Coco more believable.
All the work was worth it. I am proud of my little mystery. I know if it gets picked up changes are inevitable… I can live with that.