Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Book At Last!

I've started to write three different books in the past few months. Just couldn't get into them. They weren't firing me up. These days, you gotta be fired up about the material because the market has changed so drastically. It's not like there are publishers out there lining up for new content. And being a publisher myself, I have to consider what will be the smartest choice for me as a writer, i.e. what might sell best, what can I get into the market rather quickly, what will be worth the effort personally. Writing a novel is a commitment, so if I'm going to do it I must be energized by the material. The new Julius Corbin novel wasn't sparking me. I haven't finished the outline screenplay for The Jade Rabbit. I started a detective novel based on aspects of my real-life cases as a federal agent, and that does give me some juice, but it's still kind of in story development. So what to do?

Well, I opened a box of my writing dating back 29 years when I was in college -- and BAM! There it was. A very special project of which nearly 900 pages were written. As I read through it and organized everything, I found that I have a trilogy in this saga. And most exciting is that what will be the first book is the most developed. All I'm doing now is typing it into my computer and that is a revision in itself. The best part of it is that I am quite energized about this material and the commitment magnet is activated. This one is happening!

My goal is a Christmas Eve release and I'll announce the title as soon as I decide on what the first book will be titled. I will tell you that the entire saga, when finally in one fat 720-page volume, will be titled Stand And Deliver.

Now I'm happy


Mike Clelland! said...

Hey - I wanna little bit of an idea of what this 900 page thing is all about!

C'mon, give us a clue!

Walter Bosley said...

It's like nothing you've read of mine. I wrote this material during college and the first year after, much while at San Diego State. I want to keep the details under wraps until release... :)