23 December 2013

Ending the Novel Stuff and Pivoting


Yep, all the November novel writing stuff is out of my system. I started out trying to write Scratch Esquire, but it just would not write and after I lost an entire chapter I must admit I sort of walked away from it and just started putting up something I had written and abandoned a while back. Survivor technically fits here because it's about a police officer. Still, while it's fun to write, it's not the kind of thing I would normally post here nowadays. That's not to say I wasn't getting a bunch of hits when I put up new chapters. I put out notice on various social media sites when I put up a chapter from Ambush in Bartlette. I didn't do it for Survivor and it was still getting more hits than Ambush did. I guess this is why people like Jim Butcher and Laurell K. Hamilton are able to make a living selling books in the Urban Fantasy (or at least Butcher - Hamilton might be better characterized as FemPorn). The first few chapters were already written, but chapters five forward are ones I wrote last month.

Now that the first section of Survivor is written, I think I will go back to legal stuff and maybe get back into writing Ambush. It takes longer to write a chapter for Ambush, but I definitely need to finish it.

As well, I now need to turn to preparation for the CLE's I lecture at during March and April. So, don't be surprised if you start seeing more case law broken down here.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

GOOOD!
My New Year's resolution was to check Crim Law until the Hideous Something Barlett or Survivor showed up and then check again Next Year (2015). I assume they were awful, I didn't read them!!

Ken Lammers said...

Sadly, I can't make you enjoy what I've written. If I were driven by numbers of people reading the blog I'd continue to write the fictional stories exclusively. They have yielded much larger readership numbers than I get when I do legal analysis.