Friday, February 6, 2009

Murder on Twilight Circle


Murder on Twilight Circle
Yup, that's the name of my new project. (And, yup, that's the name of the street I live on!) My hunch about a murder-mystery series was right on the money. Hopefully, my mc's hunches about the killer's identity will be right on as well! Bree, the hot, bi-sexual, assistant district attorney and Jenny, the rock-goddess-turned-domestic-goddess-turned-rock-goddess from Sparks Fly Sometimes will be sleuthing together in the series I'm calling, "The Doctor's Wives Murders." I'm 5,000 words into Murder on Twilight Circle, and it's already quite the ride. And, don't ask me whodunit, because if I tell you, I'm afraid I'll have to kill you. (A little murder-mystery humor. I'm sure you've never heard that one before.)

As far as Sparks Fly Sometimes is concerned, I'm still hoping for a request for a "full" from the agents who've requested "partials." Until then, I'm continuing to polish and shine the novel for all it's worth. My copy editor in Colorado is also reviewing the reviews, so to speak. I'm fully convinced I'll be pulling pages off the printing machines to make last-minute changes as the book goes to press. I'm planning to hit the query road hard and fast (sounds like a blue movie tag) in about a week. I can't tell you all how much I appreciate your support throughout this whole crazy process. But, I can tell you this: no matter how crazy it gets, I'm loving every minute of it! (Well, except for the "passes," but they're part of the game I'm choosing to play!)

Maybe I'll have a contest to figure out who killed Amelia Brennan - the doctor's wife who gets "offed" in Murder on Twilight Circle. What do you think?

Do we have any sleuths in the audience?

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15 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yay on querying soon AND work on the new ms!

The jealous nurse who wants the hubby doc did it. hehe

Joanne said...

It's great that you've got a second project going as you start to query hard and fast. Otherwise the waiting can drive you crazy. I'm the same way, digging into something else while driving down that query/waiting road, be it another manuscript, or submitting to journals, something. Love the concept with your new work - interesting twist to bring Jenny into it. Great contest idea, drawing the reader into the story pre-publication. Now that's what I call marketing!

M. L. Kiner said...

"The Hong Kong Connection" is a legal thriller about a gutsy female attorney who takes on high ranking International officials. It's a taut, rollercoaster of a ride from New York to Palm Beach to Washington D.C. to Hong Kong. The plot is expertly woven, the characters persuasive, and the dialogue snappy and spot on.
www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/TheHongKongConnection.html

DebraLSchubert said...

Angie, Damn! You gave it away! I guess I'll have to switch to my other project. It's a thriller. It starts, "It was a dark and stormy night..."

Joanne, I'm glad you like the contest idea. And, yes, my background is in marketing. I thought it could be fun to get my blog friends involved - kind of like the murder mystery plays where the audience picks the bad guy!

M.L., Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh - good luck on the querying! And YES on the new work! This is exciting...

(as to your comment - so many Deb's have come into my life lately...I should do a "Deb Day" *laughing*!!!!)

Debbie said...

Sounds intriguing. And don't worry about the fact that I misread the part about them sleuthing together to say they were "slutting" together. Although if you want to use that, I'm fine with giving it to you.

DebraLSchubert said...

Kat, Thanks - I need all the luck I can get. And, I'm looking forward to being part of your first annual "Deb Day."!!!

Debbie, Slutting together - I love it! There's a whole nother plot line.;-)

Elizabeth said...

ove the new book idea. And I love too that you are already moving forward. I should learn from this.

DebraLSchubert said...

Elizabeth, If I've inspired you in any way, my work here is done.;-)

Kathryn Magendie said...

I love the comment you left on the tg blog... beautiful - and so very true. thank you for posting that there...

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! and I need to "collect" my Debs for Deb Day for next saturday's getting to know us!!!*laughing* --

DebraLSchubert said...

Kat, You're more than welcome. It kind of blew me away and hit WAY too close to home... Plus, I thought it fit in perfectly with the YOG philosophy. And this Deb is waiting patiently for a "Deb Day" invite.;-)

WendyCinNYC said...

Sounds like a great plan. It's great to have another project going while you wait. I'm sort of all over the place--a few short stories, a historical fiction set in 1906, and now, a middle grade novel. How different are THOSE from what I've written?!

GL on all your queries.

Devon Ellington said...

I love mysteries -- reading them and writing them. I'll read your series -- and host you on A BIBLIO PARADISE when you release!

Working on a new manuscript while you query is one of the best ways I know to retain the part of your sanity you need to retain to get published.

Debbie Schubert said...

Wendy, Good for you for such amazing diversification! And, best of luck with your manuscript submission. I'm biting my nails in supportive anticipation for your agent's acceptance! (And, I'm not a nail-biter!)

Devon, Thanks so much. I love mysteries, too. I'm so excited to finally be writing one, and I'll be honored to be hosted on A Biblio Paradise - please tell me more about that!

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