Getting down to the nitty-gritty.
The deadline's looming. Book #2 is due in 5 weeks and after three drafts, I'm in the polishing mode. Readers have been recruited and the comments are in. Changes have been made, where necessary; suggestions incorporated, as needed. This is all fun stuff, by the way.
It's time for the nitty-gritty.
With the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries, each chapter begins with a quote from another novel. And that's quite a task, believe me. Books need to be read for the appropriate words of wisdom -- ones that blend with the ensuing chapter. And, there are so many books to choose from! A task but also, a pleasure.
And once that's complete, I'll need to add a book list reflecting each of the book club members' reading taste. Again, so many books to choose from. Again, a pleasure.
So, writers may moan about deadlines -- well, this writer, anyway -- and mental blocks, stagnant periods and lack of ideas...but way down deep, it's all a treat!
I'm still searching for quotes. Care to share any?
Linda Wiken/Erika Chase
A Killer Read, coming April, 2012
from Berkley Prime Crime