Writing Two Series

As most of you know, as F. M. Meredith I write the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. No Sanctuary is the latest. I have another finished that I've already sent off to the publisher. I know it hasn't been looked at yet, and I certainly don't want it to come out until the first of next year. The main reason is because I'm still promoting No Sanctuary.

The second reason is I'll have another Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series coming out in the fall, called Dispel the Mist. Another is finished, I'm editing it right now.

At the same time on on Chapter 9 of another Rocky Bluff.

You might wonder if I ever get confused. Not really, there are big differences between the two series.

The Rocky Bluff P.D. Crime series is written from many points-of-view. Though the last two books have had a lot about Officer Stacey Wilbur and Detective Doug Milligan, other characters play important parts in every book. The stories are a tad edgier than the Tempe books and set in a totally different location, a beach community in Southern California. Deputy Tempe Crabtree is always the main character in the Tempe mysteries and she speaks in close third person, the stories are usually experienced through her point-of-view only--though once in awhile I've had a chapter in another's POV. Though Tempe does venture out past Bear Creek, the Indian reservation, and Tulare county once in awhile, most of the action takes place in the area where she keeps the peace.

When I'm writing new material, I need to do this when there aren't too many distractions (there are always lots of distractions at my house) so I usually confine my writing to mornings. I can edit and do other chores in the afternoon and evening.

Now it's time to get back to my editing.

Marilyn a.k.a. F. M. Meredith


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