So, after receving several comments, I have decided to rename my novel Deadlines Are Murder. The deadlines refer to the main character, Samantha's, deadline to finish re-writing her novel and start on a second one; her soon to be ex-husband Rick's deadline to be published or perish in the world of academia and the deadline … Continue reading Writing Life: My novel title, contest entries and next steps
As we jumped up and down and encouraged the lobsters to move as quickly as possible, I realized that the lobsters had no way of opening the back door let along making it the 50 miles from our house to the ocean.
Whew, I have always wanted to write a novel and I finally decided to just do it. I have now finished my 3rd draft and am ready to have some people read it over for me. Signing up for the CrimeBake conference (www.crimebake.org) held last November did push me to get my time devoted to writing … Continue reading Writing Life: My First Novel