The first novel in a potentially glittering career has just been sent to my proofreader. The Great Corporate Escape is a light-hearted, humorous novel about a chap that feels stuck in his corporate career and wants to get out.
I have learnt an awful lot about writing, fiction and myself during the creation process but now I’m pretty much over the thing. It’s gone on for much longer than I had ever anticipated and now I’m hoping it’s nearly cooked.
I’ve documented the learning process on this blog as I navigated my way through the trials and tribulations, and now I’ve hopefully come out the other side knowing that I’m a better writer than I was at the beginning. These skills will stand me in good stead for subsequent stories and I’m going to continue with this vocation in life because deep down I really love it.
I have rewritten this book four times over because of the lessons I have learnt the hard way, but now it’s the cohesive story that I wanted it to be at the beginning.
The steps that remain until I publish The Great Corporate Escape are:
- Make amendments from proofread copy
- Arrange paperback print
It’s all very close and you will be the first to know when it comes to pushing the red button.
However, as for the blurb. I want it to make the book sound as compelling as possible. I have read the blurbs of other books in my genre and tried to follow the same formula.
I have drafted this:
‘Ben Jenkins is in his thirties; he has a good career, a lovely family and from the outside it looks like he’s doing okay… but he’s desperately, desperately miserable.
His corporate career is killing him slowly with boredom whilst his boss, Rupert Savage, has the potential to kill him with his bare hands.
He’s trapped but he dreams of escape, and the only refuge he has is his imagination. The more obsessed he becomes the more his imagination takes hold, until he’s only left with one option…
… to take freedom into his own hands.’
Tell me what you think. If you like it then simply like this post, if you have anything constructive to say then fill your boots in the comments.