Somehow things have just opened up in the first draft of the new novel. You never know where you are in the process of completing a narrative - not really. But I estimate it is 2/3 complete. And a whole lot of fun to write. The creative part is really just enjoyable work and problem-solving. And the draft of writing is a mixed bag of good and bad. But to keep moving ahead, in this phase, is always good.
The real 'fun' part is coming back to it from a readers perspective - because that is who I am writing to. And man, as with Land Run, I believe you guys are going to have some fun! :-) Also, with some twists and turns, depth, drama, and humor. While the 'culture-clash' in Land Run plays out in a current-day local community - the next novel is international in scope. And if you enjoyed the use of history to inform the story of Land Run - well, there is some of that in the next novel as relates to the Cold War.
BTW - if anyone has questions about Land Run or anything really please feel free to post in the comment section.
Just a quick reminder if anyone is available - I will be at the Tar River Festival this weekend. The town park will have all kinds of events for the whole family. And the shops spill out into Main Street.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 12:00- 3:00
Coffee Hound Bookshop
103 W. Nash St.
Louisburg, NC 27549