Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"J" is for Jack

There's a reason this stupid letter is 10 points in Words With Friends or Scrabble.  It's actually pretty uncommon, and nothing super-awesome starts with it.

Except for Jack.  He's my protagonist in the tentatively titled, The Curse.

Being pre-published and finishing my first manuscript, I rarely talk about it.  I guess I think it's going to jinx it or something, and no one will be interested in publishing it.

But I'll talk a little bit about Jack, because my MS will soon be complete.

Meet Jack Harris (Jackson is his full name) who I picture somewhat like this...

Go ahead, stare.

And get a towel for that drool.  It's gross.  I'll wait.

All done?

Yeah.  I know the feeling.

Anyway, back to what I was saying...Jack Harris is in his late twenties.  He's a pharmaceutical sales rep, and lives in Boston. Actually, he's been in Boston ever since he started college...he's a smart guy, and went to BU for his undergrad, and BC for his MBA.  He's successful in his career, but hasn't been so lucky in love, sticking more to, uh, casual relationships than anything else.  Nothing's felt right to him.  He's sweet and loyal, but needs to take the blinders off.

He needs a push in the right direction.

Thankfully he gets one, in the form of some divine intervention.  The Fates have sent a messenger to guide Jack toward the one meant for him.


The end.

Stop screaming at me...I don't want to give away any of the plot.  But if you're interested in a super-short blurb, click on "Novellas and Short Stories" up above.  Though, the manuscript is getting a bit long to be called a novella, and it may end up novel-length after all, in which case I'll just move it over.

Well, ladies and gents! What do you think of this tiny meet-and-greet with Jack?

xoxo Sarah


  1. I can't think of Jack romantically - LOL! That's my nephew's name :0) (He's John Kenneth the 3rd aka Jack)

  2. LOL! I know how names can totally take you out of it... It's so awkward when you have a relative with the same name. :-P

  3. Jack sounds like an interesting character:)
    Dropping by from the A-Z!

    1. Thank you! I kept it simple for the blog, but he's been a lot of fun to write for. :-)

  4. Sweet and loyal but with blinders - sounds like the perfect putty for the Fates to work with! Interesting A - Z post, good luck with the rest!

    1. Thank you so much! He just needs a little guidance. :-)

  5. Ooh, I love the idea of the Fates getting involved. Sounds like fun. :)

    1. Thank you! It's been a lot of fun to write. :-)