I often have several writing projects on the go. Firstly, because I’m not disciplined enough, secondly, because sometimes things simply must be written, and finally, if I get stuck for any reason or don’t think a story line is working, I can clear my mind by taking it somewhere else. Here’s a selection of what’s on the go at the moment.
An Unexpected Gift
I ran with an idea that came from nowhere and ended up with Witness for Wendy, I enjoyed creating the characters of the three Bearing women, and decided to give them another outing. An Unexpected Gift – the second in the Bearing Witness series – should be published in early 2018 and tells the story of the disappearance of teenager Teresa Walsh, and the Bearing women’s attempt to find out what happened to her.
An Unexpected Turn of Events
I wrote a series of very short stories for a writers workshop many years ago, all of which were character driven. I liked some of the characters, decided to expand on them, and possibly publish a collection of short stories. However, one thing lead to another, and they will all become part of a Murder/Mystery after – yes – an unexpected turn of events. The murder has happened, they were all there, I now need to pull it all together and work out exactly whodunit?
This is a Meredith & Hodge novel, very much in its infancy, with only the bare bones sketched out, however Meredith will come face to face with his brother. You may remember that his brother’s existence was announced in the Making of Meredith. Brother Meredith, as I’m calling him, I’ve yet to decide on a name, is implicated in a murder. I can’t decide whether or not he’s going to be a hero or a villain – or indeed how Meredith takes to him. I’ll keep you posted on progress.
The Waiting Room
In addition to the above, I’m co-writing a radio script with my sister Sharon Kelly. We are telling the story of a child given up for adoption, and not being reunited with her siblings until her fifties – sound familiar? It’s told from the viewpoint of the child’s two mothers.
A first for me, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Being radio it is all about the dialogue and that is perfect for me, as I love exploring the way people speak, and how they react to situations verbally. I’m not sure how long this will take, as we are both working on other projects too, I’m guessing it will probably the end of the year before we have the finished article.