I’ll have to say that having time to write doesn’t always translate into taking time to write. This blog is an example. (Item 2: Write this blog on a regular basis.) But then, I suppose, if I don’t have anything to say, I should keep quiet.
I have, however, made some progress.
My next book, She Learned to Die, should be ready to publish in October or November, pending the cover creation by my overworked friend, Victoria Landis, cover designer extraordinaire. In this title, a nursing instructor finds a student murdered. This explains why I held it until retirement. 😏
I finished critique group on Until it Bleeds, a sequel to Illegally Dead. The next step is to leave it alone for a while, then reread and edit. I say sequel because I’m not sure there will be more titles with these characters. It depends on whether I have a story that needs to be told in a Tony Conte Mystery.
I’m about three chapters into the first draft of Imperfect Obsession (working title). This is the next book in the Sophia Burgess and Ray Stone Mystery series. Staying with the abuse theme, this one focuses on crimes against the elderly.