I Do Also Write Novels

My life has been a whirlwind since the last update. Category five. I have a call in to FEMA.

A disaster? No, probably the opposite. And most of it self-inflicted…

First, I was cruising along on the final draft of the thriller novel when two major things happened: we bought a house and the Hollywood studio called back.

So, here I am, in our rustic (i.e. in need of repairs) colonial house up in the faraway northeast with a plane ticket to Dallas and a moving truck scheduled when the studio calls to say, “Hey, we’ve selected one of your pitches! You should write us more things. Oh, and bonus points for turning it in early.”

Me…looking at ticket. Looking at rustic house. Looking at bank account…

“Sure thing!”

The past three weeks are mostly a blur. We closed on the house, I agreed to crank out a story, and then I flew to Dallas, loaded a U-Haul (with help), drove 2100 miles caravan style with my son and his friends (took three days – they were holding me back :), unloaded said truck (with help), then preceded to teach myself how to glaze windows, install cedar shakes, and also fought to tame a neglected half acre before the winter sets in.

Did I mention I have little in the way of yard tools and furniture? Oh, and there was an editing project in there somewhere.

You may be rightfully asking why someone would do this to themselves. I can only submit the above photo as evidence titled, “view from the front yard.”

There was one brief moment after closing when I realized the motorhome actually fit in the driveway and while soaking in that view through the windshield, I breathed a sigh of relief.

That was the eye wall, I’d say. After that, I was immediately tossed back in.

To top it all off, we’re still planning on living a quasi-nomadic lifestyle. This far north isn’t the best place to be for winter. And we’ve got so many more places left to explore.

Discovery will ride again.

As for now, I have projects. Many projects. One though is the thriller novel for which I just commissioned a cover. That’ll be in an upcoming update for sure.

For those waiting to get their hands on it, hang in there.

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5 replies

  1. Missed the photo but am intrigued but all of this! 🙂 Best of luck!

  2. So is that your view from the front yard? Would be really pretty in the winter with snow, but only if you didn’t have to do any driving. Which story was Hollywood interested in? Good luck with your travels and thriller. Keep up the good work!

    • Lorie! Hey, somehow the blog ate your comment and I just now found it! Yes, that would be the view. We might just see what it looks like in the snow here in a few days. The studio contacted me about my latest short story, Operation Joyrider. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J2FX5YV) No talks about developing that but they wanted me to pitch some new ideas. Hopefully I’ll be sharing that. I guess the right way to say it is “coming soon….” 🙂

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