First of all, there was a bunch of good news coming out of the United Kingdom about The Midwife’s Confession, as the great TV ad aired for the first time and the book officially hit the stores. On the UK Amazon Kindle list, it broke into the top ten (and it’s still there!) and it’s now number 22 in the print book list. It’s a bit nerve wracking to watch those numbers rise and fall, though a lot of fun as well.
But what really had me flying high on Thursday was The New Idea.
I’ve been hard at work creating a storyline for my 2013 book (I’m revising my 2012 book, The Good Father, but I want to get 2013 ready to roll). I love the idea I have, but it has felt like w-o-r-k, as it often does at this point. However, a smidgen of non-fiction I read on Thursday shifted my brain cells around and suddenly, there it was: a nearly fully formed book idea, completely different from the one I’ve been working on. As I went about my day, more and more layers of the story came to me until my body could hardly contain the excitement I was feeling. I walked around with a big smile on my face. That evening, I sat John down and told him what I was thinking. He, too, was totally psyched and he helped me think through a few sticking points. Now I’m starting to write the synopsis, which I’ll give to my agent later this week to see what she thinks. I’m nervous about that, because maybe it’s just not as perfect as I think it is, but time will tell. This is a book that needs to be written. Wish me luck!