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What I'm writing

Now that the Wheatyard hubbub is starting to subside a little, I'm finally starting in on a new book. It's a novella with the working title Junker, which is actually the first of a planned trio of novellas set in a small town in northern Illinois. The town isn't based on any specific municipality, but instead is a composite of several towns that I've known, including my hometown.

I prefer the term "trio" instead of trilogy, because the latter implies a series that proceeds linearally from book to book. So I'm calling it a trio, since I hope to write the books in such a way that they can be read in any order. They go together, as sort of equals, and not one after the other. The writing is very tentative and slow-going so far; I have a pretty good idea of the protagonist's story, but haven't figured out yet the best way to tell it.

June 6, 2013 in Fiction | Permalink

Comments

That chaotic, seminal, uncertain, exciting time!

Posted by: Paul at Jun 7, 2013 10:01:30 AM

Scary, too.

Posted by: Pete at Jun 7, 2013 11:26:49 AM