Editing book one

Writing the first draft is easy. Editing is equal parts terrifying and tedious. Terrifying, because after several weeks of working on books 2 and 3, I have gained an objective view point on the story. What if the story sucks? What if the story is fine but the words are …

Why I will self-publish

Part of the research I have done into writing a book/series/murder mystery/cozy mystery, has been about publishing. Before I started to read up on it, I had imagined I would go the traditional route. Get an agent, then a publisher, publish mainly in print with ebooks on the side. However, …

Favorite authors: Jasper Fforde

I will be featuring some of my favorite authors in an aspired new monthly feature, and I begin with Jasper Fforde. He wrote about shades of grey before that atrocious series stole his series title, his Thursday Next is one of my favorite sleuths ever, the nursery crime series is …

About the Murder Travels series

When I was given the idea to write a book, I was a few months into my eventual 15 month tour around the world. The idea didn’t go away, and when I started to think what kind of a book I would write, three things became immediately clear. Travel Obviously …

My writing process

If you are a regular reader of my travel blog, where I posted my writing progress for the first few months, you may recall that I finished the first draft of book one in the Murder Travels series some weeks ago. Since then I have had time to wonder what …