The New York Times published a great piece last week about the business of writing. It emphasizes the fact that writing is a business, so no one should do it for free.
And in other news, I just finished edits for the rough draft of my latest book. At this point I feel comfortable talking a bit about it. It’s a straight mystery novel entitled Flashback. I mentioned before that my usual readers should enjoy it, because the story touches on the horror genre. The main character, Gregory Kincaid, is a former B-movie star (think Roddy McDowell from Fright Night, or an elderly Vincent Price in a wheelchair). He’s a world-famous actor remembered for one role in particular. Much how Bela Lugosi is forever known as Dracula or Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s creation, Gregory Kincaid’s is considered the cinematic portrayal of Jack the Ripper.
That’s all I’ll say for now, as I have a couple months’ worth of work yet ahead on the project. When I have other news to share (perhaps a book cover?), you’ll be the first to hear about it.