What is This Writer Up to Now?

Just to give you a taste of what's going on in the writing part of my life, here's a brief taste.

I have finished my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. Yes, it has a title, Spirit Shapes, which comes from a Native American quote which fits the stories. Yes, it's about spirits--many kinds--and is kind of a haunted house tale.

I've read the entire story to my critique group, chapter by chapter, and they've made corrections and suggestions. I've printed the whole manuscript out. Now it's time to sit down and go over it line by line checking for typos, inconsistencies and anything I can do to make it better.

Meanwhile, I'm on Chapter 5 of my next Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel. I do have a title, but not ready to reveal it as yet. I'll read the first chapter to my critique group on Wednesday. And I need to keep writing so I'll have something to read to them at each meeting, and so I'll have the book done in time to send it to the publishers.

What is holding me up a bit, is I have another writing project that I'll make money doing, and I have to work on it too.

Because I feel committed to having a new post up every other day, I am busy writing this one.

And it also gives you an insight into what a writer must do. At the moment I haven't been doing much promoting, but I will do some as I move along.

If you haven't yet tried a Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery, Raging Water is the latest.

The setting is very much like the area I live in, the Southern Sierra.

The latest Rocky Bluff P.D. is Dangerous Impulses.

This one is set in a small beach community much like the one I lived in for over twenty years.

Happy Reading!

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Anonymous said…
You amaze me with how much you manage to accomplish with your books, blogs, promotion, etc. I am new to this book author thing, since my book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW comes out in June. I am presently learning to blog and have just started my own blog and am trying to figure out how to get people to view that blog regularly. And I agree that being an author is a full-time job. I am following your blogs regularly now and learning from you.
Phoenixgirl said…
I really enjoyed Spirit Shapes, and now I can't wait for the next Rocky Bluff story on Wednesday! I'm trying to find my inspiration again; you are a huge part of that.
Writing is definitely a full time job and writers who are serious need to realize this.

And Lisa, same advice I give to many, put butt in seat and get busy.
Linda Hope Lee said…
Marilyn, You are busy! And isn't is great to have a critique group? I don't know what I'd do without mine.

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