So, I’ve been trying really, really hard to distract myself from the call of the Sea Story, but as you can see, I haven’t been overly successful:
If it’s not clear from my crappy iPhone photo, that’s layered paper with cutouts — my very first experiment with paper art, or, you know, art in general. Other than a knitting phase in my late teens, I’ve never been a crafty sort of person, but the Sea Story seems to be inspiring it in me.
Other than playing with paper and glue, I’ve spent some time coming up with a fun one sentence pitch:
[The Sea Story] is a moody murder mystery about a teenage girl who has lost her faith and an isolated island community that believes the impossible.
What do you think? It’s hard not to include the whole kit and caboodle — the love story, the murder details, the underlying mythology, but I think short and sweet is best. What I like about this pitch is that it pairs the tone of the novel and the emotional journey of my main character, Anna.
Oh, and I’ve also been indulging in my traditional post-draft pastime of cookie baking!
It’s only been a week and a bit since I finished my draft! How am I going to survive another three and a half weeks? Feel sorry for my husband. Or not, because, you know, he gets cookies.