Mystified (W.I.P.)

Work-In-Progress

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GENRE: Ghost Fiction and Psychological Suspense

SERIES or STANDALONE: Standalone

AGE GROUP: Adult

WORDCOUNT TO DATE:  91,300 words

SETTING: Near Chestertown, Maryland; Year 2027

TAGLINE/LOGLINE: “Sometimes the truth isn’t pretty.”

COMP MASH-UP: The movie GHOST meets SHARP OBJECTS

COMPS: LAYLA, THE DROWNING KIND, and THE LOVELY BONES

PUBLICATION PATHWAY: I plan on submitting this project to literary agents for traditional publishing consideration!

PROGRESS:

  • General Story Concept Developed: Completed 7/11/2020
  • Back Cover Copy (I like to create this early on!): Completed 7/17/2020
  • In-depth Character Profiles: Completed 10/03/2020
  • Comprehensive Synopsis with Plot Points: Completed 10/05/2020
  • Outline of Act 1: Completed 10/12/2020
  • Writing hook (first paragraph): Completed 7/24/2020
  • Writing of Act 1 (to 25% mark): Completed 12/19/2020
  • Outline of Act 2.1: Completed 12/30/2020
  • Writing of Act 2.1 (25% to 50%): Completed 03/04/2021
  • Outline of Act 2.2: Completed 03/08/2021
  • Writing of Act 2.2 (50% Midpoint to 75%): Completed 04/16/2021
  • First author edit (Acts 1 & 2): Completed 04/23/2021
  • Outline of Act 3: Completed 05/07/2021
  • Writing of Act 3 (75% to 100%): Completed 05/28/2021
  • Second author edit: Completed 06/05/2021
  • Third author edit: Completed 06/11/2021
  • Review by development editor: Completed 07/06/2021
  • Fourth author edit: Completed 07/08/2021
  • Preparing Manuscript & Questionnaires for BETA readers: Completed 07/12/2021
  • Sent Manuscript to BETA readers: Completed 07/13/2021
  • BETAs finish manuscript review: BETA reading underway
  • Fifth author edit:
  • Review by proofreader:
  • Final author edit:
  • Query construction: Completed 06/13/2021
  • Synopsis construction: Completed 06/13/2021
  • Submit materials to literary agent(s): (Plan to query after Labor Day!)

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