Back From the Dead (One More Time).
Finally finished this first draft, and this one nearly killed my liver. It’s a mess of a book, but just about all first drafts are messes. They’re supposed to be. The book is made in the editing phase. Now I go (after a couple days of rest) and break it down by chapter, tracking what happens where, what characters fall out of the book, etc…
… the fun part.
It’s a friggin’ joy to show you this, as it reinforces in my mind that the first draft is actually, finally done:
And in other news, that Suspense Magazine radio interview is quickly approaching, mid-April. April 18th, I believe.
I’ve also been invited to blog here, which is like a hub for a couple other awesome blogs. This will also happen in April.
And in other exciting news, I’ll have a blog post on a new crime fiction fan site. I can’t tell you which one yet, as it hasn’t gone live, but will in April. This post will show up in early May.
Also in May, May 5th actually, I’ll be giving a reading of Innocent Damage at the new Books, Inc. in Berkeley. On upper Shattuck, just a few doors up from Saul’s restaurant. (They’re moving from their old spot on 4th street in April)
And of course, Innocent Damage is only three weeks away.