I’ve been very derelict in keeping up with this blog, and for that I will not apologize, simply because if I spend time on this, I’m not spending my limited work time on the new novel. It’s always a balancing act, this need to work and the need to, well, self-promote. Crass, isn’t it? The good news is that the new novel, working title THE DOG WHO DANCED, is coming along apace. Having had the good counsel of both agent(s) and editor, I am burrowed in, improving and explicating, editing and building up to a richer, more powerful conclusion in a book that has been very difficult to bring to heel. Some books recommend their endings right from the start. This one has defied me. Still, I think it’ll be as satisfying an ending as I can create and I look forward to the day when I can announce the publication date and launch a stampede to the nearest book store.
In the meantime, I hope that those of you who blanch at the idea of buying a hardcover book will flock to purchase the trade paperback edition of ONE GOOD DOG that comes out on February first. Personally, I love trade paperbacks…they fit in the hand so nicely and weigh less that a hardcover.
Cheers for now….Happy 2011!