Turning the Odometer Over Again

I’ve just taken my new mystery project over 50,000 words, and since I intended this to be a shorter piece than my last two, that means I’ll have first draft soon. Then the revision begins. I already have targets in mind, but I’m sure more will arise when I read material out loud, stumble over… Continue reading Turning the Odometer Over Again

Rolling the Odometer Over

I haven’t spoken much about my new book project, and you’ll get no grand revelations today either. It may please you to know however that the first draft has just passed the 40,000 word mark. What’s the book about? These links will provide clues. https://vadoc.virginia.gov/facilities/central/fluvanna/ http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/ http://www.biography.com/people/charles-julius-guiteau-235814 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/the-confessions/

On Plays vs. Novels and Control

Fiction writers can be a twitchy, temperamental bunch, and the thing that makes us grow fangs even faster than being asked “Where do you get your ideas?” and “But, seriously, how do you make a living?” is the issue of control. What we lack in power over the real world–we’re usually broke and our collective… Continue reading On Plays vs. Novels and Control