So the fabulous Cupcake Murphy tagged me in her astounding blog the other day, and asked me to share a little something about my writing and ideas. I’m so beyong honored I’m not even going to write in my usual third person, but just straight from my slightly tarnished heart of gold.
I started writing this blog a few years ago, and along the way have virtually met, and indeed truly met, some of the most amazing people. Many, like Cupcake have published works, and others are very funny and talented people that have books in the works. But honestly, I do not have a book in process, but have a few thoughts percolating, so I’ll share those ideas.
I have to admit, I wake up every so often with an idea for a book, so I feel somehow my dreams must be encouraging me to write something. So at least, I wake up full of confidence and a surge of adrenaline and a desire to put pen to paper. Or fingers to keys.
So, let’s pretend I’m fleshing out a book, and let me tell you about it in an interview format, OK?
1. What the Title of My Book?
My Family and Eugene O’Neill.
Why? I relate to Eugene O’Neill, his realism, and his darkness. Plus, my great grandparents are buried in the same Boston cemetery as he is. Somehow that seems fitting and ironic given all my family history that he be included in the title.
2. How long did it take you to write a manuscript?
It’s a total work in progress and pending my REM sleep schedule.
3. What books compare to your genre?
I cannot believe the book The Tender Bar by JR Moehringer has not been made into a Oscar winning movie.
While I fear that we’re drawn to what abandons us, and to what seems most likely to abandon us, in the end I believe we’re defined by what embraces us…
I think that Moehringer sums up how I feel, and what I might write about. Also, if you have never read this book, please do so! It came out in 2006 and it still resonates with me.
4. What would be the one sentence synopsis of the book?
Eugene O’Neill and Kathy Griffin collide in the time/space continuum. You will fling yourself off a cliff and laugh at the same time.
5. Do I have a publisher?
Most likely Amazon.com!
6. What would pique a reader’s interest about your book?
That the fabric of our lives is more similar than we think. In other words, my family is just as crazy as yours.
7. Who would play your character or record your book?
Young Brenda Vaccaro would play me, and older Brenda Vaccaro would read the smoky sounding voice over.
And so readers, there you have it, a little seed of a dream that is tucked into my back pocket!
Thank you Cupcake, for prompting me to share a little bit of myself today.