I look so sinister here… Kind of like my killer in STOLEN SUNSET.
This picture of me was taken on the set of A GUNFIGHT which was a student film we made back sometime just after the Bronze Age when I was a production major in the film program at York University.
I remember that day vividly, it was freezing cold and my trigger finger kept turning blue. I had to wear fairly light clothing so I was a Petersickle by the day’s shooting wrapped.
They dyed my hair and beard black and assured me that it would shampoo right out. They were wrong and I spent the next couple of weeks with an interesting mixture of black and blond hair.
But, hey, in film school I fit right in.
Anyhow, I am happy to report that I have been writing the first draft of the new book this week and am already 10,000 words into it.
So far, it has been a joy to write. I was excited about this book going in and my enthusiasm was not misplaced.
In my humble opinion (if I’m allowed to have one) it is my best book so far. I love the challenge of taking the series in a different direction. And it even allows me to reintroduce some characters from earlier books.
IN OTHER NEWS…
Amy is hard at work editing Rip and Wilma’s new adventure DOUBLE TAP which will be coming out this fall. She keeps sending me long lists of people who she thinks Rip and Wilma should visit. I certainly agree with most of her suggestions, especially the one that included the entire cast of the DUCK DYNASTY.
The outline for Stolen Sunset is finished.
Now the real work begins. Two thousand to three thousand words a day for the next few months.
At last I know where I am heading. Even if it’s a dark, but thrilling place.
I can hardly wait until the book is finished and I can share it with you.
For now, I hope that you will join me for all the ups and downs of the writing process.
Almost done the outline. I am trying to finish up either today (Saturday) or tomorrow so that I can begin the first draft on Monday morning. What a great way to begin the week.
I still have the September 8th deadline out there on the horizon but I am feeling comfortable that I can make it. The outline is really detailed this time but I still have enough space to play.
MEANWHILE WE ARE preparing a press release for BLOODY SUNSET so that it can be sent to the reviewers. I saw the draft of the release yesterday and it is really great. I tweaked it a bit and added a headline I liked and now it is nearly ready to go.
Well that’s all for now, I have to get back to plotting…