No, “proposal-ing” is not a word, but I seem to be the queen of the portmanteau words,, and I am making up a ton of them in the mere 6K or so words I’ve got on the new proposal.
I should be finished with the sample chapters soon, and then I start working on the synopsis, which is always way worse than the writing itself. I’m not a plotter, but I do feel as though the writing and the book goes better if I have some idea of where I’m going.
All of which is to say I am very busy, and I have two very busy Frampton males in my life who need tending, and so things are much as they were, albeit with more maxi dresses.
This picture has little to do with anything, except that I liked Pacific Rim.
This summer, like all Frampton summers, has been very busy; there was RWA (the Romance Writers of America) Conference, there was a vacation to Portland, ME, where we ate ALL the lobster, there was time spent working, and writing, and preparing for other summer events (the Spawn heading to Minnesota to visit family, a family wedding coming up, then more trips).
Which is to say that I have neglected this space horribly. And I feel horrible about it; I like to be consistent, I like to let people know where I’m at in terms of writing (never enough), cleaning the house (ditto), personal angst (WAY too much), etc.
My agent has sent a proposal for a book to follow in the style of Vanity Fare, my Megan Caldwell title. It will take awhile before I know what my editor decides.
I am working on a proposal for more historicals to submit to my Loveswept editor.
I am working on a synopsis for another project.
And I am working full-time.
I will be updating the site here, thanks to my Delightful Phone Friend who is delightful as well as being skilled with web design. More details as I have them.
Like the title says, see above, Baring it All is out now, and it’s a short story on sale for .99 cents. It’s quite different in voice from Hero of My Heart, which was all angst and addiction and sexual tension. There’s sexual tension in this one, you know, ’cause it’s a romance, but it’s pretty joyful in its tone and I hope is an enjoyable read.
What Not to Bare comes out in October, and is also in that same joyful tone, and I should be getting final copy edits on that very soon. I am working on my potential next Megan Caldwell title, for the umpteenth time, as I swap third-person point-of-view to a first-person point-of-view, and rewrite some other scenes. I am falling in love with this book all over again, which is good, since my agent will be submitting it soon to my publisher.
And–in other news, it’s hot in NYC, my son is about to be a high schooler, and I still like iced coffee, wuxia movies, enormous hoop earrings, and Allen Stone’s vocals.