Monday, January 24, 2011

Coming soon...

I'm polishing up an old novel. A generous friend just read the manuscript and pointed out inconsistencies and a few out-of-order scenes that I'm in the process of fixing. The story has been essentially complete since the 1990s and once had an agent but not a publisher. One small publisher did say he wanted it, then went out of business instead. After that, one thing led to another--you know how it goes--and for a long time I'd largely forgotten about the project. So I'm going to self-publish it soon. You could call it an ethnic murder mystery, since the protagonist is a Cambodian homicide cop. So whatever else readers might say about it, they're not likely to call it trite.

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great, Bob!
Sorry you missed out on yesterday's blogfest. It was a blast.

N. R. Williams said...

I applaud your courage.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

patbean said...

Good for you Bob. I've been working on a rewrite of my travel book and was getting nowhere and finally figured out I was taking it in the wrong direction and today I got back on track. 1,000 new words, finally.

Clarissa Draper said...

I think you've got a great protagonist. Cant wait to see the final product.

Other Lisa said...

I'm a huge mystery reader, so this sounds right up my alley -- keep us posted!

Ruth D~ said...

Looking forward to another Sanchez mystery

jbchicoine said...

Best wishes for your ressurected manuscript!
...and I just want to say, I really enjoyed your short fiction page. Love the visuals on NOTHING THAT NEEDED EYES
Great endings, too!

Monti said...

Sounds like a good idea, Bob. Good luck with the project!

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay