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.
â€œ… so we walked into the room, and the client was naked, and painted blue, and lying on the floor. On. A bed. Of butter.â€
BJ, you are sooooo bad! 😀
Butter? Is this a madhouse, a weird planet, or a Joseph Beuys exhibition?
Sounds like some good fun indeed.
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.
A “toast” for the new proposal!
Butter? Oh man, I have to read this book! Can’t wait to hear more.
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?
So many butters; so little time.
Butter?! Oh, no! RAOFL! Was it salted or unsalted? (teasing – teasing!)