So last night I finished a major edit round/rewrite on my WiP. You remember. The one I finished in mid-April. “The Secret One.” The one I promised to tell you more about.
Yeah . . . I guess I forgot about that part. What can I say, I was busy.
Well, now that it’s all fresh and shiny, and 14k longer, not to mention sitting in my beta’s inboxes, I suppose I can share a little more.
You may be wondering what’s with the secrecy anyway. Well, it wasn’t an elaborate plot to build suspense and blog readership. (If that had been the reason, I’d call it a massive fail.) It wasn’t because I was afraid someone would steal my idea. No, the real reason I didn’t share more about this story is because I’m kinda shy about it.
Here’s why: it’s a mermaid story.
Truth is, awesome as they are, there is something inherently Middle Grade about mermaids (to put it in book world terms.) So I get a little sheepish telling people that I’m writing a mermaid book, because I assume they’re suddenly envisioning talking fish and cute purple clamshell bras.
Not my mermaids.
This mermaid story is dark and pensive, with a semi-tragic romance. People die and stuff. I wouldn’t call this book fun. Exciting (hopefully,) but not “fun.” And definitely not cute. Think more along these lines . . .
So there. I finally talked about it. *exhales* I feel much better. And now I’ll go back to biting my nails in the corner while I wait to hear back from my betas. 😉