And then there's the fact that the new TV season has started. That's never the most productive time for me. I love TV. So, last night there were shows to be watched and popcorn to be popped. Gotta love that buttery smell wafting through the house. But then prime time ended and I got to work. The hours between midnight and dawn are always my best, anyway. I finally finished around 5 a.m.
This chapter that's available for you to download is the first (and thus far, only) chapter of a crime/thriller novel that I've tentatively entitled Nails. It's first draft, with a few tweaks I made in the past few days. But I'm ordinarily never as happy with first drafts as I am with this one. Still, so many more chapters will need to be added to reach the end, and that's a bit daunting. Hard work, holy $%#&!
So ... I'm curious as to whether anyone else likes it.
If you want to read and/or download it, it's listed as "Nails" on the menu. Click to download it, and it'll pop up as a .pdf. To save the .pdf, on the left side of the menu, click the icon that looks like a floppy disk (and when is the last time any of us has seen one of those for real?), which says "Save a Copy" when you put your cursor on it.
At the very least, I think the chapter will give you an idea of my writing style. When writing, as well as when reading other authors' novels, I like characters who seem real, who have some depth to them, some flaws, a life of their own. It's hard for me to get excited about a character who seems like a cardboard cutout, propped up for the sake of the storyline.
This is the second thriller for me. The first one, I plan on self-publishing (print-on-demand) fairly soon. It's finished, absolutely! But it needs some updating here and there, since I started it several years ago and the world changes quickly (Twitter was not even a gleam in someone's eye back then, for instance), and of course I need a final check for the inevitable typo or two. Or three. When it's ready to publish, you'll be the first to know!