Monday, January 6, 2014


The lovely Amanda Brittany has kindly included me as one of the links in a writing-themed chain and asked me some writerly questions.  Which I don't mind answering at all, as it'll distract me from getting on with what I'm supposed to be doing (writing, obviously.)

What am I currently working on?
After a rather long pause over Christmas, I'm currently writing a full synopsis of MY FUTURE HUSBAND with a view to it being submitted for film and TV possibilities. No need to get excited, this is apparently perfectly normal.  Lots of novels get optioned for films, but few of them ever get made.  Still - no harm in dreaming.
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My novels differ from other chick-lit in that they have a 'twist'.  Time travel in the first, magic in the second and, er, possession in the third.  As with my short stories, I do like a good twist!

Why do I write what I do?
Because it gives me pleasure, and I hope that rubs off on the people who read it.

How does my writing process work?
In fits and starts.  I can be very unmotivated and I procrastinate A LOT, then I'll suddenly start and find I can't - or don't want to - stop.  Deadlines work very well for me, preferably external ones.  If I set them myself, I start to rebel.  Madness, I know...

The next link in the chain is Jill Steeples who will post on January 13th. 

Jill's excellent debut novel Desperately Seeking Heaven was published by Carina last year, and her new one Let's Call the Whole Thing Off is out this week.


Amanda said...

Thank you for continuing the blog - chain, Karen :-)

I think MFH would make a wonderful film! :-)

Wendy's Writing said...

Mandy and I will get excited about the film possibility, even if you don't, Karen! Glad you were also part of the blog chain thingy.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Oh that word procrastination - it's usually in the same sentence as deadlines for me! All the best with your writing (and that possible film) in 2014, Karen.

Jill Steeples said...

Oh I'm very excited about the film possibility too, you mentioned it so casually!

Thanks for the tag, Karen. I'll look forward to answering the questions.

Happy New Year!

Sue Blackburn said...

That's VERY exciting Karen. What a great film MFH would make. How comforting to know prolific you procrastinates too - ooh that rhymes!! :o) xx

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Best of luck with the synop Karen. Right you are - no harm in dreaming.

Georgina Troy said...

I'm very excited about the possibility of My Future Husband being made into a film! Good luck with the synopsis.

Karen said...

Thank you, everyone :o)

Jane Jazz said...

This all sounds very exciting! Your description of what you write sounds so like what I love to write... the twist is what always fascinates me. Good luck with the 'perfectly normal' film possibilities :-)

Karen Clarke said...

Thank you, Jane, and for popping by :o)

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