Well, after the new year debacle, I’ve decided to get right to my “resolution,” and get back to writing. I’ve got a hard drive full of stories that are incomplete, and are just begging to be finished. So I picked one that I thought would be fun and interesting to write, and ultimately read. A genre that I feel gets overlooked a bit is the pulp genre. Old school detectives solving the case with nothing more than intuition and observation. I love the genre, and I remember when I started writing this tale.
It was a couple years ago, and for some reason I felt the need to write a story in one night. I came close. I think I wrote like 16,000 words between 8pm and 4am, but I burned myself out, which was my fear with the attempt. And so it sat. I may have plugged away at it, but ultimately that marathon of writing destroyed my will to finish it – until recently. The detective, especially the private I. style is a super interesting form of storytelling for me. They kind of live by their own rules and never have to answer to anybody. They’re the Han Solo’s of the detective world.
And so the series that will be an undefined number of novella’s was born and ultimately resurrected from the flames of my hard drive. Hopefully within the next few months you’ll get to meet Victor Thorne, the Wandering Detective. I won’t give too much away here, but he’s a witty and charming 20-something detective who, as the title suggests, travels from place to place. Of course, trouble always seems to find him, and he’s on the case. It may be cheesy, but I’m hoping that’s part of the appeal.
This year, I’m hoping, will be a good and productive year. I have a full length novel going through the editing process at the moment, which I’m hoping to send to agents by June. As well, I have a short story available for pre-order on smashwords, iBooks, and Barnes and Noble. It’s called Happenstance, and it’s a bit of a romantic story. It will be released in full in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day. But I’ll give you more on that in the coming weeks.
Other than that, I can’t wait to finish up what I’ve got started, and hopefully you’ll see at least two releases from me this year, maybe more – who knows, maybe something will get accepted somewhere… though, that’s unlikely.