You may have heard me mention my next project, which is called Synchronicity. This is a bit of an experiment for me as I am diving into a genre that is unfamiliar to me. For those who have grown accustomed to my straight forward mystery books, you will probably be a bit surprised. The new book is more of a supernatural horror. There is no detective tracking down clues.
My experiment has become an interesting journey for me. I
did quite a lot differently with this book than with my previous ones.
For starters, I tried using a new software called Scrivener, which I
will say was AWESOME. I also spent quite a bit of time planning and
mapping out the story with virtual index cards before beginning the
writing process. This was very different in that with the first three
books, I simply sat down and started writing. I won't say that the
index card method was any better or worse than what I did before, but I
definitely think it will be something that I do going forward.
So, I just finished up the writing of Synchronicity this evening while sitting in my hotel room in Buffalo, NY. Next step is to drop it into Microsoft Word for spelling/grammar checks and formatting. Then off to beta readers (whom I am still in the process of identifying). I still need to wrap up the cover artwork, send everything of for proofing. And then, one final review before putting it on sale.