Today, I’m going to do something a bit different for my blog post—especially after that fine post from Susan Hughes last week. Perhaps this will work, but maybe not. I don’t know. What I do know is that it should be a bit different. I’m going to attempt a bit of stream of consciousness writing. It works for some comedians and actors, but I’ve never tried it for my writing before now. But since I have nothing—and I do mean absolutely nothing—to talk about this week and I wanted to do more than post another excerpt from my current WIP, I figured I’d give this a shot. But for those who want, there will be more from The Immortal Lords later this week.
But The Immortal Lords have some bad news tied to it as well. I’ve temporarily shelved it. It was frustrating me because the story seemed to be taking forever to write. The worst thing about it was that I knew it wasn’t, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Yet, I still love the story and the characters and the world. Been working on this epic for over a decade now—well over a decade—and I’m not about to abandon it. You will see more of Valar and the rest soon enough. Until then, enjoy the excerpts. To be honest, by the time you catch up on them to where I am now, I might be back at it. Just a short, short break.
So that begs the question, what am I writing now? I’m back to the familiar. There is something about Stephanie Hawthorne and Daniel Atwell that I just love writing. I don’t know what exactly, but I think it has something to do with the snark, the conversations, and the egos. The Hawthorne mysteries are just fun for me. But nor are they hard and heavy writing—at least for me. I can lose myself in the words and, based on my estimates, have a new novel probably done by the end of September, October at the latest. Then back to The Immortal Lords.
Of course, perhaps part of the reason I’m currently interested in working with Stephanie and Daniel is perhaps because The Red Dress is finally nearing publication. I almost have a cover and am currently researching what needs to be done for actual publication. But before that, there is the part that everyone looks forward to:
Soon, I plan on releasing bits and pieces from The Red Dress so you all can see what the pair get themselves into. So tell your parents, tell your friends, but most of all tell your dogs. Dogs LOVE Stephanie, and she them. Oh, and you can tell yourself too. That’s allowed. Look for the excerpts soon!
And my mind feels like it’s run dry on this topic. I mean, I have other things I could talk about, but now isn’t the time nor place. They may become blog posts in their own right, but meh…. I’m good for now.
What’s going on in all of your lives right now? Good. Bad. I’d love to hear. We all have things going on that fills our minds or that we want to share. So spill it. I want to hear it all. As a certain TV psychologist once said, “I’m listening.”