It’s been a long time, or what seems to be a long time.
A few weeks ago I was sitting in front of the computer screen, the ever pervasive cursor flashing om a blank piece of digitized paper, and that was as far as I got.
No, the house didn’t burn down, mo major catastrophe, or family member or friend was in dire need of my help.
I just didn’t know what to do next.
But, I have been writing but not necessarily in the normal sense. I have SomNote on my phone, and when I’m waiting, usually for doctors or n Government offices, I write.
A bit of this, a bit of that, but usually the YA novel I’m writing for, and not necessarily about, my 12 year old grand-daughter.
I find SomNote excellent for just putting words down, emailing it my myself and rehashing it later. It has basically been used to write the first 37 chapters on the novel.
But as for the other writing?
Strangers We’ve Become, the follow up to What Sets Us Apart had taken a new direction. As this is the next book to be published, I should have been working on it, but instead, some of it was still swirling around in my head.
Last week I went back to it.
Now, except for one chapter, possibly two, it’s done and so much better than the original.
Never let anyone tell you there’s not something else to be done after 10 edits, and re-writes.
The Things We Do For Love, a little story I wrote many years ago, was resurrected almost intact, and is also almost ready for publication. It will be categorized as Romantic Suspense, along with Sunday In New York.
Look for those to be released in August or September this year.
My other story, the tales of PI Walthenson, private detective, had taken a back burner for a while, as I try to get a handle on where it is going. It is a story now that is so very different that when I originally started it. I suppose that’s what happens when you start writing with no idea what the end it.
I do now, and it’s going to be fun getting there.
Look for Episode 74 in the next few days.
This is a link to the last episode here:
After that, Zoe will be back. After the trials and tribulations in The Devil You Don’t, she finds that the past she tried to leave behind had come back to bite her.
The second adventure is called First Dig Two Graves, because it is about revenge and whether or not it’s best served cold. And whether or not John’s romantic aspirations are fulfilled.
I will get back to the short story, Trouble in Store. There is more on the development of that work in progress.
Now, I guess, it’s back to work!