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Posted on April 25, 2008 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment
Just sent off two book proposals to my publishers. If accepted, they’ll provide the starting points for the next two Poke Rafferty novels.
I hate writing book proposals. What publishers usually want is a synopsis of the plot, and at this stage I have no idea whatsoever what the plot of either book is going to be.
Plotting is something I let my characters do, so to speak. I come up
with a situation that needs to be…
Posted on October 22, 2007 at 3:35pm
I’m between books at the moment, and I wouldn’t wish it on Kim Jong-Il.
Yesterday I finished the (presumably) final editing pass on The Fourth Watcher. The copy edit and galley review are still hovering spectres in the future, but those are mainly mechanical exercises, rather than
creative. The world I was inventing in The Fourth Watcher has moved into the past tense now, and I haven’t begun the next…
Posted on October 11, 2007 at 4:08pm
I’ve been on tour, and today I drove from Tucson to Phoenix, across a hundred-mile stretch of Arizona. I passed a lot of towns I’d never heard of, and it got me thinking: We all know
about the Arizona towns with butch names — Tombstone, Deadwood,
Red Rock, even Yuma. But we don’t hear much about towns with names like
Florence and Queen Creek. With nothing to do except drive, I asked
myself why, and below is the reason I came up…
Posted on September 25, 2007 at 10:42am — 2 Comments