Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath--maybe I just did. I was up to 62,000 words plus in my latest novel, A Cold Copper Moon, and I didn't like what I was writing---so…I tossed over 30,000 words. They are out there somewhere! But they won't be back in this novel--Geez!
That's the latest in the adventures of this writer. If you have a similar experience--please share. Thanks.
It's bugging me. Always has. I asked Tim Dorsey if he works from an outline or just free-wheels it. He looked at me strangely and said something like, I have to work from an outline.
I never have. But lately I'm thinking I should give it a try--especially after throwing out over 30,000 words of my third novel--A Cold Copper Moon. So if any of you out there are writers, let me know what you think.
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, will be out at the end of March, maybe sooner! It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
A VERY SPECIAL BOOKSTORE ON THE BOARDWALK OF REHOBOTH MD....
A new book signings is set for August 10th~
Check out "August Events" at WWW.Browseabout Books
(I know, I know, it looks like it is misspelled, but trust me, it's not....
STOP IN AND MEET THE AUTHOR~ RICHARD CONRATH
Rehoboth Beach, MD
Friday, August 10th
9-11 AM (Give the kids breakfast and then mosey on over to the bookstore)
Book talk, signing,
and a special program for the kiddos in the children's section of Browseabout Books
ENJOY THE PROGRAM THAT MORNING:
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS CHILDREN BOOKS GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE AND GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE BOOK? THERE ARE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM ~ THERE WILL BE A PROGRAM FOR THE KIDS AS THE ADULTS STROLL THE BOOKSTORE RIGHT ON THE BEACH BOARDWALK