With the launch of my latest novel, Ten Years Gone, already three weeks in the past, I figured this would be a good time for an update.
I’ve been working hard on a number of writing-related matters over the past few weeks. Let me share some of them with you.
My main project at the moment is the fourth novel in the Adam Lapid series. I’m nearing 60,000 words in this one, and it’s shaping up to be a hell of a story. I like the characters, I like the drama, and the action is great too. I think this will be my most tense and exciting novel so far.
When will I be done with it?
That’s a hard question to answer. My two boys are about to begin their summer holiday so I expect my production speed to take a nosedive. We’re also moving to a new apartment, which means a lot of hassle and time that could have been used for writing being channeled toward other things.
If these were ordinary days, I would likely have finished the first draft in a month. Then a few weeks of editing, cover design, and formatting — say another month — and the book would have been done. But as these are not ordinary days, I cannot make a prediction. But I am working on the story as fast as I can.
I’ve also started a second project, this one a standalone crime novel, not featuring Adam Lapid. I can’t say too much about it yet save that the main character is a young woman who finds herself in deep trouble and has to dig deep within herself to reach a solution. I’ve practically finished chapter one, and so far I’m loving it.
Besides writing, I’m also exploring various marketing methods to try to reach new readers and to boost sales. These are early days in that respect, and at the moment I don’t have much to report. It’s the beginning of a long education process. It’s tiring, and I’d rather be writing, but it does have its moments.
That’s it for me. Now back to writing that Adam Lapid novel.
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