My first novel, which is romantic comedy, has working title It’s Not About Venice. It follows the relationship of Gemma and Paul, who are thrown together by circumstance seven years after making a pact to never see or contact each other again in order to save their respective marriages. What follows is a series of misunderstandings, awkward encounters, family struggles, tension and tragedy as they try to adjust to having each other in their lives once more – and keeping their hands to themselves in the process.
The first draft was completed in November 2012 and I’m hoping to edit it into a readable state by the end of 2013.
My next novel has the working title of Caffeinated, though that’s likely to change several times over the next year (as my titles always do). This one follows Rachel, a late-twenties advertising wunderkind who has just landed the job of her dreams at one of the big advertising houses in Madison Avenue, New York. She’s due to leave in three months and is in the process of sorting out her life in the meantime – what she will take with her, who she wants to stay in contact with, etc – and a large part of this is the edict not to get involved with anyone in the meantime. Which is all very well, until Joel moves in to the flat downstairs.
I’m hoping to get a workable draft done for this story in 2013.