Friday, August 27, 2021

Writing Is Rewriting, The Deer Shed, My Young Adult Novel

Hi, folks!

Writing is rewriting.

I just completed the 4th draft of the YA novel The Deer Shed. One more pass through, and it should be ready for publishing.

The Deer Shed is a romance, well, the dream of a smart, unpopular kid of a romance with the captain of the cheerleading squad until one day he realizes the reality of it could come true, but it won't be easy. 

This is a novel I would not normally write. Most of my novels fall into the category of adult fiction, but nonetheless, the genre always chooses me.

Although all the magic happens in the rewrites, it always makes me nervous -- and that's probably the route all the procrastinating -- doubting if I can actually pull it off, write the story I hope to tell.

Right now, it's just about trying loose ends up, adding a little literary flare, and getting the manuscript ready for print.

Up next, the novel Condo Joe, a hilarious, horrifying and heartwarming novel about a marine biologist who must be stopped after his misfortunes turns him on the town of Charleston, SC, terrorizing the locals and tourists.

Condo Joe, the Next Novel

Hi, folks!

Following 'The Deer Shed' will be the novels 'Condo Joe' and 'Basket Case. 'Condo Joe' is about a condo lord who terrorizes Charleston, SC, and 'Basket Case' is a sports novel. 

'Condo Joe' has been written years ago, but I have since expanded it. 'Basket Case' is about an unlikely college basketball star. 

I hope to get at least 'Condo Joe' published over the winter and 'Basket Case I the spring of 2022.

These novels amongst many others have been sitting in plastic containers for far too long. 'Basket Case' was one of the last novels I wrote before I discovered screenwriting.

'Condo Joe' was a novella I write after returning from Charleston after living there on James Island for several months. The Morris Island Lighthouse on Folly Beach was the inspiration for the novel. It doesn't take much for my imagination to run wild and turn it into a story.

Condo Joe is a character who goes from a respectable citizen to a real nut case after his pet chimpanzee is killed by a foul ball.

Writing Is Rewriting, The Deer Shed, My Young Adult Novel

Hi, folks! Writing is rewriting. I just completed the 4th draft of the YA novel The Deer Shed. One more pass through, and it should be ready...