I finished the second draft of “Murphy’s War” today. Hooray! Now its time to work on the third draft.
I’m actually taking a couple of days off from that project to work on brainstorming my next one. What kills me is that I’ve got four or five projects I want to get started on, but I have to pick one. That will keep me occupied for the next eighteen months or so at my glacial writing pace of one or two hours a day.
What I do is drag my posterior out of bed at 5 a.m. every morning, stumble downstairs, walk the dog, then write, coffee in hand, until 6:30. Then its time to wake up the family and get ready for work.
Unless, of course, a miracle happens, and I suddenly start selling 1000 copies a week of Rumayla, in which case I can quit my day job.
In any event, the new book, Murphy’s War, is about what happens when the Federal Government goes too far in its quest for security. Fun stuff.
So what’s next? I have some fine tuning and polishing to do, in the next two weeks, and will deliver it to my agent December 1. With lots of luck, we’ll find it on the bookstore shelves in about 18 months to two years.
Back to work.