It occurred to me that I haven’t posted any sort of progress here in some time. Let me assure you—silence is a good thing. When you don’t hear from me for a long stretch of time, it’s because every free second that I’m not at the day job or hanging out with the family, is spent writing. Some of the bigger challenges I’m facing with this book are: keeping it under 400 pages, and trying not to slip into too much darkness. Though, to be honest, I fully subscribe to one of Ricochet's quotes, when my hero, Nick, says (unedited):
I totally accept that I’m probably borderline psychotic when it comes to protecting those I love, so in my mind, the violence and gore that my head wants to write for this story is justified. Anything less just doesn’t seem like enough punishment for what happened to my MC and his family.
But I’ll do my best to keep it lighter than what my muse insists would make a better story.
So that’s where I’m at right now—busting my butt to try to get this book out as quickly as I can. You know me though, if I’m not happy with the end result, I won’t release it until I am.
I’ll try to update as much as I can along the way, but I’ve become VERY greedy about my writing time. As much as I really want to tell you how things are going, I also want to deliver all these stories bouncing around inside my head.
Hope you’re all having a great week!