Monday, November 21, 2011

Hybrid you say??

When I first asked my (almost) agent, about the genre he felt my book would fit into, he replied it's a "hybrid".  I was like huh?  Seriously?  It's definitely not YA, it's not totally Sci-fi, Greek mythology or even erotic fiction.  It's  mix of those things.  The editor compared it to The Matrix and (slightly) to Twilight.  The reason for that is this; the story and ideas are completely new and fresh thus, The Matrix as it was revolutionary. And second, to a lesser degree Twilight, simply because it has a strong female lead that most women can relate to. Guys will be likely to enjoy the battle and war scenes.  I think this is a good thing. It will definitely captivate several readers.  All of which will be from different walks of life.  So as the editor put it, it's a twist between Bella from Twilight, and Sarah Connor from The Terminator.  So can you imagine what the character is like?  Talk about complete extremes!!!  Bella a teenage girl who is so quirky, but very mature for her age, and Sarah Connor who is a strong, capable, assertive woman.  Can you picture her? Can you picture my lead character?  She too has her own quirkiness, but  she is not quite as strong as Sarah Connor.  Although, she will develop that kind of strength throughout the book.  If you like Greek mythology, then this will completely pull you into the world of the unknown.  You will suddenly begin to understand not only the reason it is so important, but realize that this story line actually explains how it is possible for Greek myth to be alive today, in the way of shape shifters and vampires. It will drag you into the unknown and you will thirst for more.  This is the first novel of a trilogy and what lies ahead is truly unique! Of course the male lead is amazing, and how I picture him below. I hope you will all follow me through this journey!  Looking forward to a glorious ride!

Cheers, Lisa

Friday, November 11, 2011

Old story come to Life...

I decided to share a bit of the story that started my writing.  This is not, nor will it be a published book, but nonetheless it was my first attempt and I look back and smile when I think about these characters in my head.  Maybe one day I will bring them to life :)  Can you picture them?  What do you get from these characters?  I am most interested to hear any and all feedback!

     It was a warm and sunny day in Blogge'ville. The sun was shining brightly, and you could hear the sprinklers start up from the center of town, the birds chirped loudly as though they were trying to wake everyone.
     It was a typical day for Beaudeen. Her morning ritual was complete. She would make the bed, start a load of laundry and then breakfast. This of course, was followed by cleaning the kitchen,  deciding what to take out for dinner and preparing the coffee. It was a routine she was all too familiar with. And as she watched the clock she knew her guest would be arriving shortly.  So she had to be prepared. As she walked out to the front porch she was greeted with a loud boisterous voice.
"Well good morning, Beaudeen what's on today's agenda?" said Ms. Olivia Plumbward.
"Coffee and cinnamon rolls for this fine day, hope you’re hungry!" said Beaudeen.
"You know I always bring my appetite for your fresh baked goods.”
“Well I do declare this is going to be a beautiful day," stated Beaudeen. They both laughed and settled into their rocking chairs to watch the passer-by's.
     It was exactly 8:45 AM and you could set a watch to the daily events. Being the busy bodies that they were, they knew what to expect each morning.  As they made small talk about recipes, the morning in Blogge'ville began.
     At 8:52 AM you could expect JD to drive by and you knew it was him because of the rumble of his truck, off to his morning landscape job.
 Kate Carliall and Leigh Lexington would be jogging by at 8:53 waving and smiling, as they always did. At 8:54, Sheryl would drive past to open the store. And without fail, Crystal would come flying around the corner at 8:59 AM driving her blue Mercedes. And she was forever speeding. 
She was always trying to catch Sheryl opening the store late, but she never did. Sheryl was as dependable as they came and Crystal knew it, but hated this about her.  At 9:00 AM the town bell would chime, and you could faintly hear the school bell ringing in the distance. The day in Blogge'ville had begun.
     Beaudeen and Olivia had been friends for as long they as they could remember. Their morning ritual of coffee and baked goods was something they had done for the last 20+ years. They chatted as though they weren't aware of their surroundings but everyone knew better. They sat, and they gossiped.   It was expected of them. They would sit and chat until 9:45 AM when Beaudeen would say "Time to clean up, Judge Judy is coming on at 10:00 AM." She would gather the tray and cups, and leftover baked goods, and they would part ways until the following morning. 
     As Beaudeen gathered her tray full of tea cups and left over baked goods, a loud thunderous roar could be heard in the distance. Olivia stood and locked eyes with Beaudeen. They knew this was not a familiar sound, this was different. Beaudeen looked down at her tray as the China tea cups began to rattle up against one another. Something was different. This sound was not at all familiar. They both stood in silence wondering what it was. As they stood there, they curiously awaited to see what that sound was.   It became very apparent as the roar grew louder. A black softail Harley Davidson motorcycle pulled up in front of the Salon DuJour.
     As she turned off the ignition and lifted herself off her motorcycle, she felt as though she was being watched..... And she was. There she stood with her black leather chaps and leather jacket, and a pistol in the small of her back.
As she removed her helmet, her long red tresses fell perfectly into place, she was strikingly beautiful. Pam Tanna had arrived to Blogge'ville. She leaned against her bike, and pulled out a cigarette.....
“I guess Judge Judy is going to have to wait today," said Olivia. Beaudeen smiled and they both simultaneously sat back into their rocking chairs......

Cheers, Lisa 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Return to Blogging

To all my fellow bloggers out there!  I used to belong to the blogging world. I shared decorating tips and tablescaping ideas.  Ironically, I also began writing thanks to some very inspiring bloggers!  So, for the last 2 years I have pretty much been buried in a self spiritual awakening of sorts.  I am in the middle of a re-write of a book that already has an agent very interested.  I am extremely excited about the journey and look forward to meeting up with people of like minds.  I miss my blogger support that was unconditional!  Looking into a bright future with hopes, dreams and wishes for a truly glorious ride!