Struggles with the new novel
By far the most challenging writing project I've worked on, this novel-in-progress, Death Writes a Novel. Why? Plot issues, style, self-doubt, illness, character, setting, and, in addition to not being a historical novel, it addresses some very personal concerns. And TBH my last novel which I poured myself into and thought was my best work didn't have the reception I'd hoped for. But this is all standard writer's experiences, and I'm pushing through. Almost at 60k words and there's lots of things that are working out really well. Here's a little bit of what I've been working on tonight where an angel explains to a comedian why it wants to be funny.