Saturday, April 21, 2012

Back to Crazy


For those of you that read my blog regularly, you might remember that in January, with an idea and an overactive muse, I wrote a novel in 16 days.  As I said then, sure, it was pre-editing, but still, I am a fairly deep researcher and to crank anything out that fast seemed impossible to me. But, I did, and now, three months later, I have edited, revised, reread, slashed, hacked, cut scenes, added scenes, and finally, today, sent it to an editor.  Yes, And They Call Me Crazy is moving right along. 
 
So, I've decided to tell you a little about it.  Here goes.

And They Call Me Crazy takes place in the small Kansas town of Bally Springs.  It is a fictional town, but closely resembles the small town that I grew up in.  It centers around a mid-thirties woman, Cass Adams, who decides to whack her husband over the head with a shovel and bury him in their yard.  Yes, Cass has a few problems.

I wrote this book as an exploration of flawed characterization and unreliable narration.  It is told in first person, present tense from eight narrators, all of whom have problems of their own. 
  
I'll be ripping and rewriting when it is returned from my editor, but in the meantime, I'm fairly happy with the progress.  So check out the blurb, listen to a little Patsy Cline, and I will go back to my new WIP, currently untitled, the second novel in what will become my Ragtown/Hoover Dam trilogy. 

Back to work!


15 comments:

Kelli Thexton said...

The links don't take me to your blurb:( I'm enjoying Patsy and want to read the blurb. Where did it go?

Suzanne Shumaker said...

Such an overachiever Kelly. I wish I had your drive and energy. Eight narrators ... what a project!

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

Thanks, Kel, it works now!

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

Thanks, Suzi. 8 narrators is easy when you have a lot of voices in your head. :)

Beth said...

If I didn't love you so much .... I'm hoping some of your book writing drive rubs off on me. Can't wait to read it!

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

Drive? Ha. I write to keep me from thinking too much about what is real. Otherwise I might be crazy myself.

Jess Schira said...

Holy cow, that seems like an ambitious project. Glad it's going well and you seem to be enjoying it. I love your title.

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

Thanks, Jess. It was a lot of fun to write. I have a brilliant muse. :)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Wow! Wish I had your drive and commitment... Good luck with the book!

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

Thanks, Pat. I wish I had more time to commit to writing. And thanks for the luck, I'll take all I can get!

Amberr Meadows said...

Your crazy ambition is paying off. Love the supplemental Patsy Cline songs--it's one of my favorites.

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

It may payoff someday, otherwise, it will just be crazy.

Erica Lucke Dean said...

16 days is insane! I wish I was as crazy as you. And Patsy. Two of my favorite crazies. :)

Kelly Stone Gamble said...

After you read the book, maybe you'll have a third favorite crazy. :)

Charlieopera said...

Sounds intriguing Kellinator! You go girl ...