I recently finished the first chapter of my new novel. It was much longer than my usual chapters, running just short of 5,000 words.
Right now the novel is titled “HPD”. It’s going to be a mystery/police procedural set in my current hometown of Huntington, WV. It will follow 12-years of the career of a police officer, how he changes as a person during that time, and with a mystery element woven through it.
It’s very different from anything I’ve written before, but I’m getting excited to see how it’s already coming together very nicely. The first chapter turned out so well that I’ve entered it on its own as a Mystery Short Story in the annual WV Writers Annual Writing Contest. As with all my novels, I have no idea right now how it’s going to end. I’ll only find out after I finish writing it!
More news to follow!