A thank you to Sue Johnson for inviting me to take part in this blog hop in which authors discuss their latest novel / work in progress!
Here’s a little bit about Sue. Sue Johnson is addicted to fairytales, visiting atmospheric places and writing in cafes. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, yoga and walking in the Worcestershire countryside near her home. She is a Writers’ News Home Study Tutor and runs her own brand of writing workshops. She is published as a poet, short story writer and novelist. Her website address is : http://www.writers-toolkit.co.uk.
The questions I was given are below, with my answers. This is the first time that I have revealed anything about my chick-lit / contemporary novel / WIP.
–What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or historical? My main characters are called Mia McKenna and Cody Jennings. They are both fictional characters.
–When and where is the story set? It’s a contemporary novel set in London, England.
–What should we know about your character? Although my character Mia seems confident, deep down she has many insecurities, one of them being unable to trust the opposite sex. Cody is similar. On the outside he appears cool, and self assured, however there is more than meets the eye.
–What is their main conflict? What messes up his/her life? Both of them have had messy pasts and have issues. Throughout the story, you will see how they develop. When meeting one another, they are both faced with a dilemma, obstacles which they must overcome if both are to be happy.
–What is the personal goal of your character? Mia wants to stop being an easily forgiving, soft push-over and become a strong, secure heroine. She also has another mission to complete, which is the main plot of the story and will be revealed soon. Cody wants to become a better person.
–Is there a working title for this novel, can we read more about it? The title is to be revealed in the near future, as I don’t want to give too much away. Here is a short expert however:
Cody glanced at his reflection in the mirror, brushing his dark blonde hair back with his fingers. With his green eyes, strong chiselled jaw and full lips, he knew that he was a handsome looking man. His dress sense usually impeccable, his cologne sweet smelling and his personality, spontaneous and fun, Cody had no problems attracting women. He leant closer to the mirror, scrutinising his eyebrows. Tracing a finger over one, he realised that they needed threading. Glancing back at his profile, he ignored the fact that his eyes when not bright and vibrant held darkness. Pain. Hurt. Sadness. Turning away from the mirror, he manufactured a cheeky, dazzling smile as April agreed to see him.
‘I’ll be there soon, gorgeous,’ he said softly. ‘Be ready for me.’
With that, he hung up. It was all too easy. Women never let him down. He had his pick of the pack.
If you’d like to take part in this blog hop, copy and paste the questions into your own blog, and tag me!