Hi! I'm Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of the internationally bestselling HUSH, HUSH saga. When not writing, I'm most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes (stilettos, please!), or enjoying one of life's many little indulgences: Ice cream, Veronica Mars, losing myself in a book, painting my toenails, or simply daydreaming. I do my best to update this blog as frequently as possible with news on upcoming events, tips for writers, and all things pertaining to my books.
27 September 2012
I spent the past week at a writers' retreat in Vermont with friends Ginger Churchill, Laura Andersen, and Patty Esden. Before you ask--yes, the scenery was gorgeous. The leaves were just beginning to turn, and I made a promise to myself to return to New England some autumn with my family so we can be leaf peepers.
As you might imagine, at a so-called writers' retreat we did a lot of talking about...writing! The business of writing, the mechanics of writing, and everything in between. Since I'm working on a new book, one that has nothing to do with the HUSH, HUSH world, I was particularly excited to talk to my friends about how scary it feels to be back at that uncertain place of writing something from scratch. These are brand-new characters in a brand-new world. After all these years of devoting my writing life to the HUSH, HUSH books, It's very exciting to work on something new. It's also very challenging.
At the beginning of the week, I think I was hoping with our four heads together, my friends and I would be able to compile a list of writing to-dos and to-don'ts that would, in essence, become my secret formula to making this book work. Things like raising the stakes, internal and external conflict, red herrings, sexual tension--basically, I wanted a road map of when, and how much, of these elements to stick into the story. Because, let's face it, there is nothing more alluring than the secret formula.
It took an entire week, and I think I can say I am now sufficiently humbled. One of the most valuable nuggets of wisdom I took away from this trip is that there is no secret formula. I learn this lesson with every book, but evidently the lure of the secret formula is powerful enough to make me forget what I've learned each and every time I sit down to start a new project.
On the upside, I am now 200 pages into my new book, which I hope to be able to talk more about very, very soon.
I am so thrilled to announce that the LOVE HAS NO FINALE tour will kick off at the Provo Library in Provo, Utah. I had such a fabulous event there last year and can't wait to return. Thanks for making me feel so welcome!
The FINALE launch party will be Tuesday, October 23, in the Provo Library Ballroom. This is not going to be an ordinary book party - it's Angel's Night Out! Which means mocktails and hors d'oeuvre served by fallen angels, a chance to get your photo taken with Patch (a.k.a. cover model Drew), door prizes, FINALE swag, and book signings with me, Elizabeth Miles, Tonya Hurley and Kresley Cole.
Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available to all interested patrons beginning Saturday, October 13. Please contact the Provo Library for more information. www.provolibrary.com
This is going to be the coolest launch party. No bias ;)
And, YES, I will be dressing up fancy!
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08 September 2012
Becca and Drew Doyon (Patch cover model) will be doing a live chat/Q&A on FallenArchangel this Sunday night (September 9) from 9-10 PM Eastern Time (same time zone as NYC) Becca will be making some announcements and answering as many questions as she can.
Please help to spread the news and get your questions ready!