As a novelist, you a can almost feel like a mental patient writing in a cage. My blog has been silent on this website far too long but for a writer, this can sometimes be a good sign.
It means we're actually working and working hard. At this stage I've managed to complete over thirty chapters of my new novel "Plantlife" and hope to be substantially finished by the end of Winter. My books are short sometimes but I can never predict how long they'll turn out. They seem to take on a life of their own at a certain point which is part of the mystery that keeps me going.
HERE 'S A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW NOVEL:
( please note all sample book pages posted on this blog page are rough and unedited )
The story is set a little bit into the future. William Turner, an ex-army sniper, lives reluctantly with his second daughter-in-law, son and two children in a fancy cabin hidden within the mountain ranges of Tennessee. From the beginning William is on a quest to kill himself, leading him through a series of badly planned adventures. The trigger comes when he overhears his new daughter in law trying to convince his son to put him in a state run nursing home. Perceiving his end at the hands of a retirement home to be a fate worse than death and with meager savings running out, William enacts some "bucket list" schemes to do himself in without leaving a suicide trail for the sake of his grandchildren. Each adventure lands him in more trouble than the last until one evening he attends a lecture in town given by a woman he was once attracted to in middle school. She is an award winning botanist, giving a talk on poisonous plants for which William had planned to take notes and they end up slowly falling for each other. They pick out a house in the same town as William's son's home and move in together. William ignores the warning signs that she may be just as unstable as he is but his family is on high alert.
A new house robot named Gus acts as an additional character to the story. Essentially a manservant, Gus can make breakfast for the family as easily as he can kill an intruder. Want to know what happens? Maybe not what you'd think. Stay tuned to this page however and I'll let you know when it's released, in addition to posting some excerpts along the way.
Be sure to check for current updates and stay tuned. An amazing story is coming, one you'll never forget.