The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

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Sometimes you have to make the hard call and put a current project on the back burner. I had to do that last week. This was no seat of your pants story either. I had a very complete and detailed outline with a good arc and plenty of action. But when it just ends up being an exercise of putting words on a page and you’re not feeling the story anymore or the pull of writing, something’s not working and you need to pull back. Then again, this particular story always did have a difficult second to third act transition and I’ve been banging away for years at it to make it work. Once again though, it’s beaten me. The other side of the coin is it was more of a supernatural thriller and right now my feeling is that it wouldn’t be doing my ‘brand’ any favors, such as it is. I had hoped it could turn into another trilogy and it still may but now I think I’ll wait till my other two books in the, “Devil,” series are done before tackling it again. Distance and time always work well to shed new light on a problematic story.

That’s the bad news… at least to me.

The good news is, I’m working on the outline for Devil’s Salary and coming across all sorts of juicy research, a good chunk of which will find its way into the book. I hope to have it out by sometime in the Fall. It’s really clawing around the inside of my skull right now trying to get out.

Hold on tightly, let go lightly…

 

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