What am I doing when I’m not writing? Thinking about writing. Preparing to write.
A lot going on right now and I hope it soon will be in your hands. I wrote a post for the Maine Crime Writers blog last week about what I’m up to. It starts like this:
Hey all. Gerry Boyle here to tell you what you may already know. The writer’s day off? There isn’t one.
I say this having been in a holding pattern for some time with two completed books (ONCE BURNED, McMorrow No. 10, and THE DEAD SAMARITAN, a stand-alone crime novel written with Emily Westbrooks) as we try to figure out just where the publishing industry is going. Short answer: it’s like Maine weather. Wait a minute and it will change.
But that discussion is for another day. Today we talk about what writers do when they’re not actually writing. They think about writing.
I’m headed into a new book, PORT CITY KILLSHOT, a Brandon Blake set in Portland and in a down-at-the-heels textile town a few miles to the south. I’m sketching. Plotting. Replotting and resketching. Next week or so I head down to do some location research. And then off we go.
There’s lots more so check it out. Also on that page is Paula Keeney’s shout-out to Maine mystery authors, including moi. Paula is co-owner of Mainely Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk, Maine. Great store and Paula is very knowledgeable. If you’re in K’bunk, please drop in. If you say I sent you you get, well, I don’t know what you get but try it and find out for yourself.
I’ll be back here tomorrow with upcoming events, etc. Hope you can drop by.