After several months of debating, stopping and starting, I decided to make it official.
I’m pulling together the best of my research and writing a mystery novel about a forgotten cemetery. Right now, I snatch bits and pieces of time for writing. Mostly, I write on weekends. But I made a promise to myself (those darn New Year’s resolutions) that I will take some serious time off to write, revise and finish the novel.
And I intend to do it this year so I can submit it to the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association contest.
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? The economy is still battling economic aftershocks, companies still aren’t hiring, people are still hunkering down and carefully managing their spare dollars. Yet here I am saying, hey, I’ve been promising myself this opportunity for a long time and I keep breaking that promise.
No more. This is the year I keep that promise. This is the year I write the story that insists on getting told.
Note: This is not a horror novel. I leave those to the experts. Instead, I’m writing a historical murder mystery that could happen to anyone.
Come join me. At the very least, it will be an interesting ride. At the most, you’ll see what it’s like to write, revise and (try to) sell a novel from start to finish. Who knows? Maybe it might inspire you, too.
Want to follow along from the beginning? Start with the June, 2012 archives list.