And it’s not going to be Hollywood Whisper … aka Truffle Butter.
For a while I’d been toying with an idea I’ve titled Side Chick. I admit, the plot’s not that innovative: A family man becomes involved with an unhinged woman, shit hits the fan, terror ensues.
And it’s also a story that firmly fits within the genre of “hood fiction” — my first take on hood fiction, Orange Mound, has quickly and recently become a readers’ favorite, and since I’m interested in writing tales that are commercially viable, I’m thinking another trip to the well can’t hurt.
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Neil Gaiman has famously advised, “Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.”
Well, Neil, I’m afraid I’m about to disappoint you.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce I am giving up on Hollywood Whisper. Aka A Whisper in Hollywood.
Aka Truffle Butter.
Why? The simple, honest truth is that I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I was stuck, but not because I had writer’s block — not in the traditional sense, anyway. I knew where the story was headed. It had all been meticulously plotted out. And, at one point in time, I thought this was a story I wanted to tell.
I thought it was a story I wanted to read.
Alas, I guess that was false.
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Over the past two years, I’ve been working on, and
threatening promising, to release my next book, Truffle Butter. And just when I think I’m close, something happens to thwart my plans.
“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/Gang aft agley”
—Robert Burns, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough”
Well, here’s yet another update, rife with announcements, promises, and yada yada yada.
- Truffle Butter has a new title
That’s right. There’s still going to be references to the original title, ad it will make sense why it was initially titled as such, but the joke is old, the moment has passed, and I’m no longer amused by it. The book’s new title is Hollywood Whisper.
- There’s a new release date
Hollywood Whisper will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 — and I’m holding firm to this. Also, this will be just in time for the holiday season, so you can buy a copy for yourself, and then buy it as a holiday gift for all your book-loving friends! Win-win!
- The first chapter will be published online soon
I don’t exactly know when, but soon. So keep an eye out for it!