The Mills & Boon Chatsfield transmedia project has received a fair amount of press for the innovative storytelling method and the manner in which readers can engage with various hotel characters via text, email, blog entries and secret messages.
And I mentioned last week that I have a small role in the hotel part, and invited y'all to guess which one it is.
But I have to come clean about two things:
1. I really am not very good at promoting myself openly. Like, HERE IS A THING I AM DOING is not what I like to talk about so much, though I love to talk about books and what folks are reading and ask nosy questions.
2. I have a terrible memory especially when I have to pack for something like RT and thus must plan outfits according to humidity vs. number of presentations in a day.
Thus I forgot to reveal what my role is – and I feel pretty dumb about that. Sorry!
Writing first person narrative? Not to difficult, as I do that quite a lot. Writing first person narrative of a British person who is younger than I am and also working as a chambermaid and plus-one escort in London? Not so easy! My biggest fear was that I would sound too American (seeing as I am) and give myself away, but apparently I'm doing alright. Plus I have a lovely editor who is Actually English With The Accent And Everything so I get my 'muricinisms corrected straightaway.
Writing fiction is not at all my strength, even when the style of it is close to what I normally write. I like the challenge but I'm also fascinated by how one little part that I do is tied into a multi-layered story that can be accessed from all different directions technologically-speaking. It's unique but it's also really, really neat. It's a way to extend the strength of contemporary world building into a more immediate and digital venue.
Have you taken a look at the Chatsfield site? Does that type of multi-layered interaction interest you in the romance worlds you enjoy? (Also, any British slang I should include in the last few entries? Suggestions welcome!)