I’m delighted to report my writing partner and I have just completed the first draft of our first co-authored book. We began writing together in the first week of February 2015 and completed our first draft of over 70,000 words in the first week of April. After nine weeks of creating the story, we are now in the process of editing.
I am amazed at this, as my co-author lives in Nebraska, USA, while I live in Lancashire, England. We met online when I had written ‘A Day in the Life of a Blogger’, and he was inspired by my short story to write the same story from one of my character’s point of view. Simply put, I wrote about a murder victim, he wrote the killer’s story, ‘The View From the Other Side’.
‘A Day in the Life of a blogger’ was later given a cover, and renamed ‘A Writer’s Blog’. Here are the links:
This new crime thriller of ours is unusual; it has an American author writing the part of an American serial killer who flees to England to escape capture. The English characters are written by me, so at the very least, we should be authentic in our use of English Language variances and spellings.
The plot unfolds in layers, derived from the varied lives of the murdered victims, but continuing through are several constants. The principle characters weave their way through the story, tied to each other by circumstance and by their own desires. A blackmailer, a politician, his hired heavy man, a private detective, and the serial killer, all find themselves entangled in this captivating dark tale.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this published, and hope our followers are too. If any of you are interested in being Beta readers for us, please let me know here.