My agent (Tris) has suggested that better genres for Cooper's Moon and Blood Moon are Thriller and Crime. Thus the title for this blog. The issue of genre gets into the issue of the writing process as well. What it says about the process is something that I've discovered earlier: namely, that the process of writing is a fluid one. The genre drives the story.
As I am writing Blood Moon, the story line has changed several times. You're probably surprised at that. When you read a book, you don't think about the process that the author went through to create it. I never did. I have already dumped about 30 pages (at least) of Blood Moon and will probably dump some more. That's the bad news. The good news is I like the story more. Hope you do too.
I will be posting a new selection of Cooper's Moon in the next several days. So stay tuned for Cooper's latest Miami adventure. I'll look forward to your feedback.
Tris is sending out Cooper's Moon to more publishers shortly. Keeping my fingers crossed.
All the best,
1/27/2012 04:06:42 am
Thanks for the tip, Lil' Hen! Great to hear from you and thanks for the feedback about the genre! Hope all is well with you. connie
1/29/2012 12:28:40 pm
Richard Conrath has created a unique investigator in Cooper and I for one look forward to the publication of Cooper's Moon and many sequels thereafter. I think "Cooper" will become quite addictive to readers who love a good crime thriller.
1/29/2012 12:29:43 pm
Thanks for the comment, Janet, and from another writer! I am honored!
6/30/2013 03:39:24 pm
It’s going to be finish of mine day, except before end I am reading this enormous paragraph to improve my knowledge.
7/4/2013 12:18:50 pm
Thanks for the comment and keep reading. That's a good way to learn the language--and hope you can read my book when it comes out! Connie
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