I have two WIPs this month, one is a minor project while I’m working in the background of the main one. I’ll attempt to share some of each.
WIP Title: Blue Popcorn (Book 2 in a psychological thriller series)
Word Count (projected/actual so far): 85,000 words first draft status, yet to be revised/rewritten.
Genre: Psychological Thriller / Crime / Detective
How long have you been working on it?: Since November last year, but with several breaks. Currently revising and reworking. These last few weeks I’ve been working on some advanced GMC for the main characters.
Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book): When a scream pierces the cinema, forensic psychology student Blue Raynes is forced to work with the man she was about to dump – to find a killer working their way through the Asian Indian community and later, her own address book. All in the name of honour.
Brief Synopsis (250 words or less):
As Blue Raynes considers how she can ditch her boyfriend Raj, a scream pierces the movie cinema she is sitting in. When it’s discovered that it’s a close work colleague who has been murdered, forensic psychology student Blue finds herself a prime suspect.
When a second murder victim is found, Blue and trainee detective Raj Brundi find themselves forced together to babysit each other, hindered from proving their honour and building their careers or from finding the killer.
Raj and Blue encounter constant resistance from both the Detective Squad, and an Indian community and culture that won’t welcome them. Even Blue’s long-time mentor, Professor Barton Philips, seems set against her.
Then, the killer turns their attention back onto Blue, and all those she loves.
Alone and threatened, Blue hurtles across Liverpool, fighting Raj, fighting the police, and fighting the charges against her.
When love and honour clash it becomes deadly.
Are you looking for a Critique Partner?: Yes
Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: Yes
WIP Title: Untitled
Word Count (projected/actual so far): Projected: 2500 maybe.
Genre: Anthology of Flash Fiction. Psychological thriller / crime fiction.
How long have you been working on it?: 2 weeks, as part of a free Flash Fiction course.
Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book):
Flash fiction, anthologised, but interlinked. Combined, we look into the world of a crime, and the investigation.
Brief Synopsis (250 words or less): Unwritten as yet
Are you looking for a Critique Partner?: No.
Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: Yes, at some point.