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. This page was last updated on 7th October 2023 – if it’s out of date, apologies – I’ve forgotten (again!) but it should mean I’m busy writing and not messing about on my website!
An Ill Wind
Yesterday I started a new Murder Mystery. The title comes from the opening scene, seconds before Amber Wilton plummets to her death. I hadn’t intended writing this, it wasn’t even on the radar a week ago, but a reader suggested I should write about a photographer I’d written a post about. I can’t do that, but what I can do is take bits of his bio and create JJ Jenson. I hope both he and you enjoy meeting him!
Enough (working title)
Meredith & Hodge #15
There I was busily writing away and working on the plot in An Ill Wind, when I knew what was going to happen in the next M & H. I knew I could jot down some notes, or write the opening and return to it when I’d finished An Ill Wind, but it just kept coming. I have no idea which one I might finish first . . .and as for the Bearing Ladies, they are well and truly on the back burner.
In Time of Need
This is the working title of the next Bearing Witness. I have many scenes planned out – in my head (!) and a knowledge of how it ends. My only issue is getting it all out of my head and on to the page. I live in hope, that all these things will suddenly just fly from my brain to my fingertips and the story will be told. I’ll keep you posted.
Whatever Happened to Rosie Webber?
Rosie Webber’s body was never found. There were signs of a struggle and a few tiny dots of blood – but whatever happened, she never came back. This is the working title of the second in the Murder Tour series, at the time of writing this update, the first hasn’t been published and I also have two other WIP! It might be a while, but who knows, this one might take over.
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 be several years before we have the finished article.