Just completed the second book in the Paleface trilogy, this one's called How To Zero.


Wasn't sure it was finished until I saw the words 'The End' appear, as if typed by someone else...


What a long, slow process this all is.  I've written the first two novels over six months and now... I've got to wait, get fresh eyes and read them both and edit them both and give them to others to read to make sure they make sense before I even think about who to send them to.


Or do I...?  Maybe I'll just send them out, as is, without even re-reading or checking for typos.  Life is short.  I've got things to do.

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Comment by Timothy London on June 15, 2011 at 8:20am

Apologies Mary & Jack - been away in deepest no-signal Galloway on a crazy songwriting cult experience...


Glad you like Mary.  Still don't know what I've got, to be honest.  The UK is rich with history, but that can often get right in the way - hard to move forwards when you're looking back.  But then, I love the idea that I can walk the same streets as Kerouac or check out the surfers like Wolfe when I visit the States. Swapsies, maybe.


Jack, I was just feeling a little impetuous...

Comment by Jack Getze on June 5, 2011 at 10:58pm
I'd rethink the idea of sending this right out. The competition is tough out there. At the very least, read through for typos.
Comment by Mary McFarland on June 5, 2011 at 10:24pm

Found your excerpt for How to Zero.  A super edgy writing style, Timothy (Tim?).  I like the feel of your words as I read them. 


I love London and all things British, but especially (and of course) the rich literary tapestry that England sports.  As a, er, younger girl, I was so enthralled with the idea that I could study Pope in college and then, amazingly, go visit his home in England.  That left an incredibly deep impression on me.  One day, I'll return for a visit.


Jumping around here: I'll find How to Zero on Amazon, or return to your blog for follow up.   Cheers.      

Comment by Timothy London on June 3, 2011 at 5:50am

Cheers Mary - yes feels good to finish, but strangely empty, too.  If I had more time right now I'd start another one.


BTW I lived in London for many years, now I'm in Edinburgh.

Comment by Mary McFarland on June 2, 2011 at 8:11am
Okay, duh: I just figured out that your last name is London.  Thought you lived there.  Huh. 
Comment by Mary McFarland on June 2, 2011 at 8:10am

Kudos, Timothy.  Feels good to finish, though, huh?  Like your title, How to Zero.  Will see if I can find you on your London blog. 

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