While I was creating the backstory for the main character, Brian Wilder, I found myself feeling some of the anguish that he would have gone through had he been real. It may sound strange, but I feel like that made me a better writer. When I was writing The Case Files of Doyle & McCraken, there was no need for an elaborate backstory, no need for complex character development, but this new book turned out to be a completely different experience.
I sat down last night to work on the next book in the Brian Wilder series and found myself feeling utterly wiped out. So, I ended up taking the night off. As hard as BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER was to write, I think that Deadlines will be even harder. I foresee that the topics tackled in the new book will be very difficult to write about. There will definitely be some significant emotional and mental effort in the writing.
BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER will be released in September. Plus, watch for a special announcement later this month in conjunction with the new book release.