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.
Looking for Guilt
This is the working title for the tenth Meredith & Hodge novel. Much like the last one, I think this will be a slow burner as there is so much else going on around me at the moment. Not least the Audio books. I’ve uploaded the latest two and am now working with the narrator on The Cuban Conundrum. But I am hoping to get this one finished by Christmas! What year? that would be telling ;). The main characters will all be guilty of something, even if it’s feeling guilt where none is attributable to them. Meredith & Hodge have to work out who’s guilty of what. Well that’s the plan anyway, as you know, I M & H rarely stick to the plan!
An Unexpected Turn of Events
Many years ago, I wrote a series of very short stories for a writers workshop, 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?
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.