Good morning Novel Racers. I'm posting this before racing off to the hairdressers, so I'm afraid I can only offer you the basics, instant coffee, tea (in various forms, fruit, Earl Grey, PG, etc). I do have a tin of Scottish shortbread to share though and they do look appetising.
I subscribe to Sarah Duncan's blog posts, which are updated daily and the other day she posted about Straplines and why to use a strapline to pitch your novel. Here's the link. What fun, thought I, immediately settling down to try and work out straplines for my own books. It's not as easy as it seems.
High Heels & Scandals (a jilted shoe designer enjoys a holiday romance with a man she discovers is the one person capable of ruining everything she's worked so hard to build up) - Devil Wears Prada meets The Tudors
Truth & Other Lies - (An Artist falls pregnant at the beginning of WW2 believing that the man she expected to marry has deserted her). Enigma meets Erin Brockovich.
Okay, so these may not be brilliant, but I'm having to hurry (8.27 and my appointment is at 9am). So, can you think of straplines that may sum up your novel? I'm going to try and improve on my wretched examples and look forward to seeing what you come up with when I get back.