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, no major catastrophe, or family member or friend was in dire need of my help.
I just didn’t know what to write next.
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 Government offices, I write. A bit of this, a bit of that, but sometimes the YA novel I’m writing for, and not necessarily about, my 17 year old grand-daughter. Other times it might be blog post about the experience, or someone who stands out in the crowd.
I find SomNote excellent for just putting words down quickly, as narrative, or just points, emailing it my myself and rehashing it later. It has basically been used to write the first 37 chapters of the YA novel.
But as for the other writing?
Strangers We’ve Become, the follow up to What Sets Us Apart took a new direction. As this is the next book to be published, I have decided, as one of my new year resolutions, the get the final draft done for the editor. IT was the host of suggestions that keeps me putting it off. No more.
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, is finally through it’s last edit and ready for the final approval from the editor, and will be ready for publication. It will be categorized as Romantic Suspense, along with Sunday In New York.
Look for those to be released in February or March this year.
My other story, the tales of PI Walthenson, private detective, had taken a back burner for a while, as I continue to muddle through the second case, now at about 30 episodes, of which 20 have been published.
I have no idea how it will end, but it’s going to be fun getting there.
This is a link to the latest episode here: https://www.walthensonpi.com/
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, in the tentatively titled ”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.
Now, I guess, it’s back to work!