I am at 88,000 words now with Blood Moon. It has been a trip. I have written several different endings so far. I thought you would like to know--the ending is the hardest part of the writing process. I think I have it right now. Stay tuned to see how Cooper rescues the young Taisia from the dealers in body parts. It is an action-packed, violent ending with a surprise twist.
I am now finished! My trilogy is complete and I have begun the process of writing the second novel in a totally different series... nothing to do with blood.... moons.... or a very cool PI named Cooper.
It's the new year, and I've been up every night writing--my New Year's resolution is to write at a decent hour. For me the best time is late at night--there are no distractions then.
IBlood Moon Rising, my second novel in the Cooper's Moon trilogy, is finished. We are waiting for the artist to render her cover and interior work. Cathleen Elliott, the designer, is magnificent. www.flyleafdesign.com -- Check out her book covers when she was art director at Oxford University Press, NYC. Now she is doing indie work for various publishers.
I'll be sharing with you experiences that I have on the way to writing the Cooper Series--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Mostly it's been a good trip. I hope you'll enjoy it with me and share your ideas along the way. I will look forward to your comments.
By the way, many thanks to my agent, Tris Coburn, for his hard work in shopping my books to selected publishers. He has always given me sound advice, and for that I thank him heartily.
Finally, a special thanks to my wife, my muse, as I write each evening to the music of Leonard Cohen. She is my inspiration and my untiring reader.
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