Wanna Buy a House?

We finished the renovations on our home on Cluculz Lake and have finally listed it.

Doing so felt very similar to the first time I sent a manuscript to a publisher. Fingers crossed, sweaty brow, anxiety levels off the charts. As the days pass I’m learning to stay calm. The markets slow, but I have faith that someone somewhere will fall in love with our house. Then grandpa and I can move to New Brunswick and I can smother our little man with kisses every single day. Yes, I’m talking about our beautiful grandson, Blake, who is already an internet sensation. At least his other grandparents and we think so.

I know that seems a huge change to make just to kiss his little cheeks every day. Life is an adventure, and the old guy and me are ready. If you’ve been to the Maritime Provinces, you understand why. If you’re a grandparent, then you totally get it. 

So… if you wanna live on a quiet lake, have I got the place for you. 
Early in our marriage, when we lived in the city, we used to drive around at night and look into people’s front windows and imagine what it would be like to live there. I loved doing that. I still do. Maybe you do too? Hey–it’s a great way to get decorating ideas.

The link below will take you to the MLS listing with all pertinent information. A glimpse into the lives of …. us.

All this talk about homes and space and atmosphere got me thinking about my new WIP and Pinterest. Alexander Sokoloff uses Pinterest to build emotional and thematic impact in her novels. I’m all for that. And pinning is exactly what I’ve been doing, finding the house, street, buildings, and faces that best build an image system for my current work in progress titled, (tenatively) ONE WRONG. 
I named my board Visual Aids for my Latest Manuscript.  Original, eh?

For example, here’s what my protagonist Jason Sinclair looks like:

 I know! What a coincidence. Jason looks exactly like David Duchovny. Who knew. (Ignore the palm trees; there aren’t any in Vancouver)

Here’s the house he lives in: (minus the trees, plus there’s a whole second floor) remember, the point is to help build an image system.

His office (English Department at University of British Columbia)

The street in Gastown (Vancouver) where his wife died:

The PI who helps Jason hunt her killer:

retired FBI agent Mike Canaday, AKA Davd Cubitt

What Pinterest has done is to reignite my enthusiasm for ONE WRONG. I’m not finished, in fact I’m about to enter the dreaded “middle” of the book, but… I’m excited about where the story is going. I haven’t been excited or enthused for a while. Eight months to be exact.

Here’s the front of Brigitte’s store:

See what I mean? I could go on and on … and get no writing done.

Which is my cue to get back to work.

Oh all right, just one more…

Jason’s beloved wife, Brigitte Voisine Sinclair. She’s already dead when the story opens. If they turn the book into a movie, I think Suleka Mathew would make a great Brigitte. That’s her above.

Now it really is back to those chapters. Hope Pinterest helps you get over your dreaded “middle”.

–happy editing.

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