Excerpt from the novel, 02

Excerpt from the novel, 02

Image: A hallway leading to the reception area of the Imperial Hotel where the scene below takes place. The following excerpt from the novel occurs the morning after the previous one–it's the second day in New Delhi. Sana—the…

Excerpt from the novel, 01

Excerpt from the novel, 01

Stock photo, Molly In the spirt of showing rather than telling, I figured that instead of giving some random update of my novel in progress that I'd instead post an excerpt here. I'm about 85% complete so a little bit…

The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey

Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey" has been invaluable in helping me sequence the story arc of the novel. It really is "how-to" pattern to follow. Like anything, the toughest part of task seems to be conquering…

Logline (draft)

Logline (draft)

Progress continue unabated on the novel, but soon I'll take a pause to clean up what I have and send it to an editor for critique. Here's the longline for now, though I'm sure it'll change/improve once things get…

passing 20k

passing 20k

It's getting real, folks. This morning I passed the 20,000 word mark on the novel I'm writing, and there is no sign of stopping. I'm having that odd experience of not really writing, but rather seeing the whole thing…