Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Works in progress

I thought about doing NaNoWriMo this year. In fact, I even signed up for it. But my WIPs had other ideas. I have so many that have been knocking around in my head for too long. Years, in fact. I want them out. Gone. Too many voices in my head talking at once makes me a cranky writer.

And last month, another story idea hit me and took off. I'm at 21k now and don't want to put that on hold because the flow is going strong. You gotta ride those waves when they come, or they'll flow back out into the sea.

Of all things to inspire my muse, a TV commercial for a series or special starring Martha Stewart and Bret Michaels stopped me long enough to think, "what a weird combination." Then the characters morphed into a rock star and a younger decorator, and they started talking. Fleshing out their back story, what they wanted, and then - best of all - surprising me with little twists. I had to start writing fast to keep up with it.

 Those are the best kind of stories. Like little gifts. So I decided to share the first chapters on WattPad. I've been posting some other stories, in whole or in part, if you'd like to check them out.

Here's the blurb for Rock My World: 

At 37, Cynthia Winterspoon is a self-made millionaire, more popular than Martha Stewart. Women love her decorating and recipe ideas for every season, geared toward shabby chic, affordable for the middle class. Cynthia lives by her motto: Make your life enjoyable. Except that her husband just left her for a woman barely out of high school, and is suing her for everything she has. The scandal’s rocked her world, but nothing compared to the shakeup after she meets rock star Rex Reynolds. 

Rex Reynolds, rock god and general mess, has everything he could possibly need—except love. The real kind, that inspires the greatest love songs. An appearance on a late night talk show seems just another gig until he meets Cyn, the sweetest, kindest woman whose thoughtfulness touches his soul. When a motorcycle accident robs him of his memory, one image blazes bright in his mind: Cyn. He’s convinced she’s his fiancee. Now all that stands between him and true happiness is her hesitancy.

Can amnesia help them both remember what’s most important? 

Eventually, I'll self-publish the story, so created this cover:

What do you think?

Do you use WattPad, as a reader or writer? Are you doing NaNo this year?


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I haven't used Wattpad at all and don't have time to try. Know what you mean about getting the story down when it's screaming at you. Your story sounds great.

LD Masterson said...

I've never used WattPad (it's on the list of things I'd like to get around to) but the blurb on Rock My World definitely caught me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you've written that much already, keep at it!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks guys!

Soon I'll post the first chapters of the new goddess books on Wattpad. Hope you'll check them out :)

DMS said...

I haven't used Wattpad and have never done NaNo- but I have thought about giving it a try. November tends to be a very busy month for me, so it hasn't been a good fit yet. I think it is awesome that you are listening to the voices in your head and getting them on paper before starting something new. Sounds like you are very inspired and the story is SO intriguing. :)