I’m happy to report that after ten outline versions and iterative editing rounds, I’m only three chapters away from completing my upcoming sci-fi thriller, Atticus. This one’s been a long time coming, and I couldn’t be more excited about how it’s turning out.
In the book, stakes and tension are high, as a stranger arrives in a small Bucks County, PA town with no memory and a deadly secret that could impact the whole planet. Unfortunately, it’s up to rookie cop Marti Coldwater to figure it all out. Needless to say, she’ll have her hands full.
You may be wondering what’s taking so long.
I’ve found that if I write a few scenes, give it a rest and maybe take a drive somewhere, great ideas, insights, and dialogue tend to come to me Indeed, it’s been proven that motion breeds creativity, which is something I’ll have to write a future post about. But I digress.
So anyway, I go back, make tweaks, re-read and make revisions, and then move on to the next scene. And, of course each time I sit to write, I first have to go back and read the previous chapter, when inevitably I’ll make more changes. So it’s two steps forward, one step back, but it works. I think the end result will be much better for it.
I can’t wait to share it with you!
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