I got to a point this week where I found myself tinkering on my new book for the sake of tinkering. I imagine many authors do this, though I also imagine it isn't a good idea to do too much tinkering. Nightingale Woods has had a few rewrites, lots of editing, proof reads and several read-through's and I do think, at long last, that I'm happy with it as it now stands. When I first starting planning the manuscript, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to write a book in a diary-style format or a regular book format - so I've done both. I guess only time will tell if this works once it's out there for public scrutiny, but I like it. In fact, I love it, and I've thoroughly enjoyed creating the two main characters and all the extras who play a significant role in both Rachel and Steve's lives.
There isn't a hero, or a heroine in this book; you might not even like the main characters. I'd actually go so far as to say they will irritate you. But what they offer the reader is controversy, diversity, something other than boy-meets-girl, misunderstandings in the middle and a fairy-tale ending. I'm honestly not sure which genre this book will fall under though I'd put it in the romance or chick-lit category myself. There is a little humor, particularly from Rachel's character, but I guess a story about infidelity is far from humorous so maybe people will scoff if I tag it as a romantic-comedy.
I'm hoping to have it published in February. It's always very nerve-wracking when a book is first released because obviously no one knows how it will be received. I wasn't even sure whether to write under a pseudonym at first because this book is so very different to my first one - Discovery at Rosehill, which is a paranormal romance. However, I shall brace myself for the onslaught and hope to goodness that at least someone reads it. And enjoys it of course.