Scribbles and thoughts ...

These are ramblings from J L Wilson, published author of romantic suspense, mystery, and paranormal -time travel fiction....

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Whooee .... the Oz book is done!

Mad happy dancing.

I've finished the first draft of the Oz book. This one was problematic, let me tell you. I tried to stay true to the stories, which means:
  1. I read a LOT of Oz books (I read 14 or so. There's 30 or more, I think).
  2. ALL of my characters are prototyped on characters from the Oz books (I kept a 'cast list' to keep track of who's who) and
  3. I tried to keep elements from the movie running throughout the book, so people who haven't read the Oz books will still have a frame of reference.

{whew}. Done. Good first draft DONE. Four months of hard work interrupted now and again by:
  • edits to Human Touch, releasing in August
  • edits to Temperance, releasing ... this year? I hope
  • edits to Living Proof, releasing next year
  • edits to Nowhere to Run, releasing next week
  • edits to Homicides, Hostages, and Hot Rod Restorations, releasing in January, 2010
  • edits to PhDs, Pornography, and Premeditated Murder, releasing in May, 2010
I plan to rest on my laurels for a week or so then I'm moving on to the next book to write.. But first I want to update my web site, finish judging a contest, and get promo lined up for Nowhere to Run.

Happy happy draft done!

1 comment:

KellyMarstad said...

The common theme here is done.
done done done done done!!!
Congratulations, JL. :)