Plugging on the Proposal

I hit my deadline yesterday. Robin (my agent) and I spent some time on the phone Monday and yesterday (the reason for my mad push was to have things in line for that second conversation.). We worked out what we needed to, and now I have a week to put this proposal together for presentation. I want to take the proposal package up to 25,000 words, cut some of the material that I have, and add new. Sharpen things. These will be fun, sexy, funny books, and I haven’t had a chance to do funny since Sympathy for the Devil — so I want these. A lot.

I like my new first paragraph. I think it does a good job of setting the tone for the series right out of the gate.

“… so we walked into the room, and the client was naked, and painted blue, and lying on the floor. On. A bed. Of butter.”

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8 responses to “Plugging on the Proposal”

  1. PolarBear Avatar

    BJ, you are sooooo bad! 😀

  2. Gabriele Avatar

    Butter? Is this a madhouse, a weird planet, or a Joseph Beuys exhibition?

    Sounds like some good fun indeed.

  3. Jim Avatar

    Since SFTD remains my favorite of your books (and I still want to meet Dayne, but NOT on a bed of butter 🙂 I’m looking forward.

  4. BJSteeves Avatar

    A “toast” for the new proposal!

  5. TinaK Avatar

    Butter? Oh man, I have to read this book! Can’t wait to hear more.

  6. arrvee Avatar

    Yesterday, Joshilyn Jackson at Faster Than Kudzu said something about starting your story by gathering all your characters in a room and lighting one on fire. This opening is the perfect illustration. Oh, so many questions!

    Most importantly, exactly how much tequila did the client have?

  7. PolarBear Avatar

    So many butters; so little time.

  8. PJ Avatar

    Butter?! Oh, no! RAOFL! Was it salted or unsalted? (teasing – teasing!)

    Sounds great!

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