I can't believe that it's been almost two months since I posted in this blog! I was reading some old emails, clearing out my inbox, and came across one from someone who said he was an "avid reader" of my blog. Poor soul! How bored he must be to see the same thing every time he looks in. He probably isn't so "avid" a reader now.
If, however, you are one who just pops in once in a while to see if I've added anything, then you won't be too disappointed--I hope.
The fact is that I've been busy working on a novel that I started a long time ago. I first started it when I entered the "24 hour novel" challenge several years ago. I booked into a motel and wrote for hours and hours and came up with something that vaguely resembled a novel. I entered it, but of course never heard anything because people who enter that challenge regularly know how to write a novel in 24 hours. I guess.
So, in 2009 when I embarked on the NANOWRIMO challenge, I used the same characters and setting for that. And in 30 days I had written 50,000 words that also resembled a novel--considerably better than the first, but still needing a lot of work before it could really be anything worth reading.
Now, I've changed the main character and fiddled around with the other characters, and am slowly but surely developing what I hope will be a decent young adult murder mystery.
So that's why you haven't seen anything new in this blog. I'll try to keep you updated on how the mystery comes along.