Also, it’s in that awkward beginning stage where I absolutely can’t talk about it in any practical sense because it’s still only a delicate collection of impressions and ideas and assorted sentences and characters I barely know.
It’s still basically an ugly little grub just waiting to turn into something fancy—as in, Tess and Maggie have seen approximately one page, and Editor Jocelyn has seen none of it at all.
However, because I’m really bad about always wanting to share all the things I’m excited about, I think I’ve worked out a way to kind of act it out in sounds and pictures without really giving anything away.
I talked about it a teeny-tiny bit over on the Penguin Tumblr a few weeks ago and said exactly this:
“A macabre adventure in the Southern Gothic style, filled with magic, danger, family legacies, and romance in the most sweeping, traditional sense of the word.”
Which tells you what it is, and also nothing at all. So I’ve compiled some additional clues.
Here is the first song on my new Book Four playlist
(Also, another half-hint is that I’m totally lyrics-focused, so the words to this song will tell you more about the book than the general sound will. Although that kind of fits too.)
(All photos courtesy of Little Sister Yovanoff and our enduring fascination with road trips.)
(Make of this what you will.)