keyboardSince getting an offer from a book publisher, I’ve been working furiously on the first draft of my second book in the Duncan Cochrane series. So far so good. I’m average 750 words per day, which is fast for me, and on pace to finish within a month or two.

Still, I’m nervous. This is the first time I’ve had to write fiction on a deadline. As a journalist (many years ago) I’d produce two or three stories a day, but most of those were crap. Usually, I spend years Hamletizing over word choices and minor details. Now I have to find a way to produce something that I’m proud of within 18 months. So this is how it feels to be a professional writer.