Getting it Down

October 19th, 2011

See that terrifying object?  It’s the writer’s bane — and playground.

I’m in the final stretch of THE FEAR ARTIST, hammering daily at the last 8,000-10,000 words, which is why all these wonderful writers have been dropping by.

As always, when I’m finishing a book, I look at it and think, I have no idea. Could be good, could be terrible.  One always hopes for good, but sometimes one has to go on tiptoes to get to not terrible.

Anyway, this will take as long as it takes, although my editor at Soho, Juliet Grames, wants it in early November. So I’m going to continue to bring guests to the campfire for a little longer.

Tomorrow, Andy Straka, the author of the Frank Pavlicek PI novels (among others) will tell you ‘”Why You Should Never Write Anything Again.”

See y’all soon.

5 Responses to “Getting it Down”

  1. Suzanna Says:

    A week ago a friend graciously lent me her Kindle. She even let me download three out of the four books that I haven’t had a chance to read until now. Finished CRASHED and am at the tail end of LITTLE ELVISES. I think it’s brilliant that Junior may be a crook but that you have also given him brains and a conscience! Numerous laugh out loud moments and great suspense has kept me enthralled and distracted from a pretty stressful week. So thank you! Have SHAKEN to look forward to when I’m done with Junior Bender. Looking forward to THE FEAR ARTIST!

  2. EverettK Says:

    To quote a Great Man 🙂 The enemy is not a bad page, the enemy is a blank page!

    Do what ya gotta do, Tim!

  3. Laren Bright Says:

    Can hardly wait to find out why I shouldn’t write again. But then, what would I do with all that time?

  4. Lil Gluckstern Says:

    Ditto to what Everett said. It’s fun to meet all these other writers, and my kindle has plenty of room. Looking forward to your opus. I haven’t been disappointed yet. I don’t expect this to be the first time either;-)

  5. Sylvia Says:

    Go go go!

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