Sunday, November 29, 2009

Looking at "At This Point..."

A while back, I was working on a non-River City novel that is tentatively titled At This Point in My Life.  By "a while back," I mean late last year.  I worked on it up until I left for business to Louisville, Kentucky.  On the way to Louisville, I dictated the story while driving the 2000 mile trek.  I got to the 50K word mark, which is about 75% complete or so. 

While I am editing the galleys for Beneath a Weeping Sky, I've started walking through the first draft of At This Point...  When I've finished touching up the dictated text, I'm going to forge ahead and finish the first draft of this book.  That oughta be done just in time to head back to The Last Horseman for a second draft/revision of that.

That oughta be finished just in time for a revision on book four of the River City series, And Every Man Has to Die.

Somewhere in the middle of that, I will start work on the fifth River City novel, Place of Wrath and Tears.  This one will feature a co-author -- to be named later.  Stay tuned!

Some writers would not write about these types of plans.  I understand and agree with their reasons, actually.  But the flip side is this -- now that I've written this in a public forum, how much more motivated will I be to follow through in a timely fashion?

Yeah, like I ever needed motivation to write.

Still, thought I'd share the short term Grand Writing Plan in the Frank Zafiro world.  None of the books I mentioned have been sold yet, though there is a verbal agreement in place with Gray Dog Press to continue publishing the River City series after Beneath a Weeping Sky.  The other two, At This Point... and The Last Horseman, will go out for consideration after they're finished. 

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