My Latest Obsession

Late last year, in the post titled “A Muse From and Unlikely Source,” wrote about how an interview on a radio station got me thinking about a sequel to Forgotten with Janet Pulaski as the main character. The manuscript which has the working title The Assassin –...

A New Genre?

I finished the first draft of the book tentatively called The Assassin a few days ago.. You can read about the process of how it came about, some of the challenges I faced while writing it in a blog that you can find on this link –...

The Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Called Writing

While slaving away on a new manuscript called The Assassin, the words obsessive compulsive behavior kept popping into my mind. Plots, sub-pots, character conversations and actions, location ideas, timing were consuming both my conscious and unconscious brain. Creating...

First Attempt Becomes Number 7

Way back in the late 1980s, I tried to write a novel called The Kuril Wedge Incident and never finished it. For many reasons, the plot didn’t work. Then, I started on Moscow Airlift that I have written about in this blog in the three “Manuscript Resurrection” entries....

Drawing a Blank

Every Sunday, I get up about the same time, i.e. six or so and after letting the dog out, sit down and write my weekly blog. During the week, at random moments, I come up with an idea, or a theme and it gestates in the back of my mind for a few days. Then, on Sunday...

A New Blog Idea

Right after I started writing a new manuscript with the working title The Assassin, I came up with what I think was a cool promotional idea. The blinding flash of brilliance (at least in my mind) was to share the experience of writing a novel with potential readers....