I am reworking a few chapters on the mystery, Reach, I started a few years ago, and adding to them, and God!!! My writing sucks!!! I teach English and creative writing, and one would think I could practice what I preach, but my dialogue is awkward and stilted, my narration is way too long, I love to tell you and not show – every single rookie mistake, which makes sense, because while I can teach kids to write, I haven’t been doing it along with them. I AM a rookie!! Except in poetry. I can write passable poetry. Plotting, characters, suspense…a whole different ballgame.
I am under no delusions that this novel is going to be publishable. Maybe, if I am lucky, I will learn a thing or two from it.