Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Details of my - currently tentative - NaNoWriMo entry

See previous post for details about NaNoWriMo.

Novel: Writer's Bloke
Genre: Chick Lit

'Back cover' blurb:

Aspiring feature writer Astrin Ghent is out of ideas. She's also out of cash, just moved to the big city and trying to kick off a freelance career. In short, writer's block couldn't have struck at a worse time. So when housemate, old friend and political apparatnik Terry suggests a party conference might get her creative juices flowing, she jumps at the chance... But that's where her problems really start.

How can she hope to focus on paying her rent by getting into print when she can't get hyper-brilliant, mega-arrogant and completely-out-of-her league political donor Anthony Havelock out of her head (and her bed)? Especially as they just can't stop running into each other. Soon Astrin has more than enough to write about.

But will she manage to apply fingers to keyboard and, more importantly, should she?

Three-line excerpt:

Cows are either very stupid or extremely laid back. The friesian was black, white and being sprayed green by two men wearing silly hats. But it was still chewing away happily. Astrin Ghent, unlike the cow, was not pleased, since she was standing calf-deep in manure.

Notes: 'Chicklit':

From the Urban Dictionary:

Books that are normally written by and for young women that are usually humorous.

From Wikipedia:

"Chick lit" is a term used to denote written for and marketed to young women, especially single, working women in their twenties and thirties.

Chick lit features hip, stylish female protagonists (usually in their twenties and thirties and in urban settings) and follows their love lives and struggles for professional success (often in the publishing, advertising, public relations or fashion industry). The books usually feature an airy, irreverent tone and frank sexual themes.

...the genre continued to sell well in the 2000s, with chick lit titles topping bestseller lists...


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