Shadow of Doubt is a crime story about Detective Chief Inspector Robert Carter who is trying to solve a series of horrific murders while dealing with his own personal problems, a promise he shouldn’t have made, and bureaucratic BS.
So yesterday I worked on chapters 1 and 2 of my second novel ‘Shadow of Doubt’ and today i’m starting on chapter 3 and I guess we’ll see how far I get. Hoping to work on chapter 4 too, but we’ll see.
The time consuming process in which you try to make something not suck.
You’ve just spend the better part of a year working your fingers to their boney little stubs spilling your life’s blood all over the keyboard. And do you know how fucking hard it is to clean a keyboard without taking it apart key by poxy KEY!?
It’s hard to come by when you have no support structure at home. When you spend hours on end sitting in front of you computer procrastinating over the smallest sentence because it doesn’t feel just right and every one else thinks you’re just sitting that, wasting time on social media, as if that’s the only reason to sit and use a computer these days.
For the first time in my writing career (har har) i’ve actually set out a plan for writing and editing a piece of work. It seem’s weird I never did this before but there you go. Earlier I finished a short online course that should help me create more economical and elegant works in a way that doesn’t suck to much.
A few days ago I cracked my knuckles and started editing… Again. Yes I know I know that i’ve been editing this damn book for an age but I got distracted by life, and unemployment, and a new job, kinda, and time just seemed to get away from me and I left the book by […]
A Neo Noir/Pulp fiction detective whose name i’ll tell you all in good time. It’s 01:23 right now and I finished chapter one of: – (Detectives Name) – In The Belly Of The Cockroach about ten minutes ago. It’s nine and a half pages and carries 2441 words. Some of it good some of it […]
So, i’ve written a detective novel (rewriting it now. Well, not now, now i’m writing this post when I should be rewriting my book but Noooo you want content you selfish BASTARDS!)… sorry, got side tracked there for a second. Okay, basically I want to write a series of detective novels in the Pulp/Neo Noir/Holmesian […]
Right, so today I began the long, injury inflecting, process of rewriting my book, Shadow of Doubt. This will be the first of many, many rewrites. And i imagine by the end, i’ll hate this book. So, today I started the character pass. I need to make sure that my characters voices are consistent throughout […]
I woke up around 07:30. Not for any reason I would deem necessary, I just did. Eyes opened, wide awake, couldn’t go back to sleep. Annoying but that’s okay, because today, i’ma finish my dang book. I stayed in bed till 9 anyway. “Fucking. YAY!” I go out of bed, showered then dressed, reluctantly, set […]