Hello. One of the things you'll notice that's consistent about this blog is its inconsistency. A new year or a milestone hits and I'm eager to blog it and talk to the world, most of which I've been doing lately via Instagram and Facebook, leaving this, my main site, static and uninteresting. So here I go again, pledging to update with relevant news.
What's going on here right now is my stretch run toward novel number seven, four of which have seen the gray light of publication. Number seven promises to be my most complex and longest novel yet. No more of the shortie novels, at least not this time around. What I'll say about it right now–it's called Comes the Flood–is that it's unfashionable as hell. It's a PI novel set in Revere MA, where I have lived since 1996, provides lots of local color in a time of very exciting and dynamic times, some of which I hope to comment on via the main action, though the tourist board and chamber of commerce is not very likely to point to it as a guide or pinpoint accurate representation of the absolutely lovely city in which Heather and I have chosen to raise our children.. I'm 36.5K into it, long enough to be able to see that it's sustainable over the long haul, and early enough that I remain carefully excited about the possibilities. It's time for the hard slog of the middle now, and I hope to document daily or near-daily progress reports here.
Today was a weekend day, which meant I had a little longer to write. I got 1717 words in two sessions, and what I'm most interested in is getting back to the outline. I had a productive side-spin on the plot which sustained me for couple days, and now it's time to come back to the main thrust with additional momentum. This is the first of my six, soon to be seven, novels to be outlined. I won't do another novel without one, I don't think. It's been two days of high-energy movement and promises to be even more fun going forward. I hope. So welcome to the blog, the blog with newfound purpose. I come to it as I do to many things, a day late, unfashonably so, and a dollar short, but with a lot of enthusiasm. Hit me up if you have questions.