In regards to Black Widow's Walk, I figure I might as well post the pitch if I'm going to rambling on about the book. (For those on the access-list, sorry for repeat content.) Keep in mind that by the time the book's finished, the pitch in its current state probably won't be quite so accurate anymore.
In BLACK WIDOW’S WALK, a 90,000 word dark fantasy, half-mad Deahnna D’Rizai grudgingly belongs to a Court caught up in a Spinner’s ancient web where the heart’s cruelest truths are reflected on skin and bone. An untrained weaver of musical notes and deadly illusions herself, she dances the knife’s edge of insanity, still alive solely because of her exquisite talent for the violin. When the existence of the outlawed Spinners’ Guild is brought to light, Deahnna aligns herself with forces high and low to overthrow the gilded and bloody Court bent on their extinction.
Deahnna's way of coping with her schizophrenic tendencies is to constantly surround herself with music, which often means she resorts to humming. I've had this amusing impulse all day to plop her down in the real world and give her an ipod.
I realized today that I've been working on this book in some form or another every day for almost the past month. There was definitely a point where I was walking downtown to Starbucks everyday to brainstorm, and certain baristas automatically asked if I wanted an iced tall caramel macchiato the moment I walked in the door. I haven't had that kind of dedication to a book since before I started college. Hopefully I'll keep it up when I go back later this month.
|Black Widow's Walk |
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