A Peek into the Writer’s Life

September 22nd. 2017

Turn away, and look elsewhere. I’m warning you, it’s a mess in here. My desk is divided with stacks of real life work (I’m freelance writer with clients that want their work turned around when they want it, despite my desire to be sitting there writing fiction,) and stacks of whatever tidbits of research I’ve found that will help in developing authenticity for the novel I’m writing. Like every other writer on the planet, I wish I could spend all day with my characters and plot developments, augmented by copious amounts of chocolate. But reality is complicated. Still, all those papers, all those scribbled notes, and those snippets of conversation between characters in my head (always at the most unfortunate time,) are an important thread in my life. They’re pulling me to the dream I’ve always longed to fulfill, and Praise God!, I do get to have time to write fiction. And the craziest thing of all, is that readers are opening my books and staying with my stories. I’ve met people in the grocery store, church, civic meetings, and restaurants who’ve told me they liked the Big Inch and when was the sequel coming out.This is like throwing gasoline on a fire. I’m so excited about what’s to come with this writer’s life, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the journey.

The clatter of keyboarding

September 14th. 2017

I’ve been holed up in my favorite hermit spot for a few weeks now, busily attacking the second draft of the work-in-progress, okay, it’s really called Harmon General. Gosh, it’s hard to keep a secret these days. As it is, my fingers fly so fast that I then have to spend a few hours re-reading and editing what plot elements have been brought on by copious amounts of dark chocolate, goldfish crackers, and Dr Pepper–not necessarily in that order, and sometime all at once. I’m looking forward to releasing some snippets from the story, once I feel they’re show-off worthy, to help build the momentum for the book release in 2018.

Hope you’ll stay with me for the ride, and that you’ll be pleased when you reconnect with familiar characters from The Big Inch.