Now that The Letter has been successfully launched, it’s time to start planning my next novel. And, as typically happens, my inspiration comes for the strangest places.
A few months back I was reminiscing about one of my cousins. Decades ago, she played on a soap opera. At the time I was a budding artist, and I created the cover art for her fan club newsletter. She invited me to visit the set. It was exciting indeed. Few people get to see what happens behind the scenes on a network television show. When she left the show, she invited me back for her final taping and her wrap party. What an amazing experience.
So fast forward to the present day. As I was reminiscing the thought hit me. Why not use the wrap party as a starting point for my next novel? Why not have my next leading lady be a successful actress who walks away from Hollywood for good? Then, a few weeks later, as I was still playing around with ideas, the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted. I thought wow. Here’s even more inspiration for a good novel.
The working title is, The Scandal, although it’s subject to change. And, just so you know, the lead character will not bear any resemblance my cousin. My character is a unique individual with her own set of issues, and her life will be different from my cousin’s.
If all goes according to plan, The Scandal should be out in about a year. Give or take a couple of months.