First the bad news. Obviously, I haven't been very good about updating the blog the last couple weeks. Pathetic, actually.
The good news though: That means I've been doing something else.
I've been writing in fits and spurts the past year on my next book and
when I get on one of those spurts I don't write much else. Last week,
I finished the first draft. It's done, start to finish. But it's still
rough. There are portions where I've typed "insert details here." So
now, I'm rewriting, proofreading and inserting "details here."
the rough draft is sanded down a little, I will send it out to my
posse for their thoughts and editing. I think they are all out on
parole now, so they should have better access to sharp objects like
pens. Last time I cringed having to ask Agent #3: "How did you sneek
that highlighter past the guards?"
This rag-tag group of advisors is my secret weapon. They are my Navy
Seals and I'm the Def Sec. Their qualifications, besides all being
able to consume mass quantities of alcohol, include being able to read
the written word, sometimes also in mass quantities, and the ability
to tell me to go jump in a lake (or words to that effect) and
oftentimes taking great glee in pointing out my errors, omissions and
So I just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm still on the green
side of the sod. Later this week I'll tell you a little more about
my next "juicy" novel.