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.
A Measure of 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 and am now working with the narrators on An Unexpected Gift and Who Killed Charlie Birch? 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, neither I not Meredith & Hodge stick to the plan!
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 the end of the year before we have the finished article.