Sunday, July 30, 2006

Progress of the next novel...

"Dead Children" is moving slowly but moving. It's turned out to be about something entirely different from what I originally planned it to be. No drug war, just child prostitution and child pornography, loosely based upon a child prostitution and pornography ring in the Pacific Northwest that included (includes?) several top city officials including several top law enforcement officials in a major city there. Not a very comfortable thing for me to write about, thus the slow progress. I've thought about throwing away what I have and starting over from scratch, but I'm not sure that I want to do that. Putting my protagonist in a situation that is particularly uncomfortable for her is a recipe for some fine drama and character development.

More later at Deadly Lies...


  1. Interesting. Thanks for the update. I was wondering how work was progressing on that.


  2. Well, couldn't you start all over, but add parts that you liked, from the original. Sometimes, that is what one must do to get the result they want. I've done it. Of course, I don't write long novels, either. The ones I've started are just sitting around, growing long beards and collecting dust.


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