BOOK STATUS UPDATE FOR “BRAWLER”
So. When I write a book, I typically write a considerable amount (a third or so) and go back and make adjustments, adding ‘character’ to the book. It’s probably a different approach than most use, but for me it’s always been effective.
The result has always been a well-written, and well thought out book (because I write it first, and think about it later).
The difference is this:
“What did you say?” he asked.
I shot him a look. “I said pick up your fucking boots.”
He spun around at the sound of me clearing my throat. The look on his face did little to hide his opinion. In his mind, he’d picked up everything. “What did you say?” he asked, his tone raspy and thick.
I shot him a look and cleared my throat once more, but only for effect. He met my gaze. I tossed my head toward his muddy boots. “I said pick up your fucking boots.”
So, this book. I have been sick. Probably bronchitis, but I don’t have time to go to the doctor. Part of the problem with not getting better is that I don’t take care of myself when I’m sick, and I refuse to take time for myself or to go to the doctor. At any rate, I’ve been working non-stop on this book, trying to finish it up, and working no less than 12 hours a day (actually, for the last 3 days, 17 hours straight each day), and I’m not done.
No, I’m not taking time off. And, no, I’m not going to the doctor (or going to get more sleep). I’m simply going to continue to work at it until it’s done.
It’s just taking longer than normal.
And, in case you’re wondering, no I haven’t been doing anything but work on this book. I feel awful that I haven’t met my self-imposed deadline, but I can’t release what isn’t finished.
I need a few more days. Not an eternity. Not a week, but a few more.
I’m thinking last week when I postponed it, I should have pushed it a week, but I didn’t. With that in mind, I think I should simply work through the weekend and produce/publish it Tuesday, the 17th.
For those of you who have been anxiously waiting, I apologize.
But. Believe me, this book?
It’s worth it.