While I’m shopping my book Elixir to agents (and have some news coming on that at the end of this week), I’m also working on the first draft of an entirely new novel, Pulse. This one’s a Sci-Fi story set just a couple of years from now. If you liked The Matrix (the first one) or Dark City, or Stephen King’s Cell, this might be a book that’s in your wheelhouse. I’ve been posting updates about it over on my Facebook Page, and I’m going to start mirroring them on this tumblr. So without further ado, here’s the latest update, AND a snippet from the first draft!
Been consistently cranking along. I am just over 39,000 words and on the last sub-chapter of Part 1 of Pulse. Things have gone terribly for our heroine. They’re going to get worse in Part 2.
Jim dragged at his cigarette. Held the smoke for a moment. Exhaled. “Those do seem to be relevant questions.”
Raine rolled her eyes. “I don’t know how you can stay so calm.”
Jim raised the corner of his mouth in a small, sympathetic smile. “Doctor told me I’m a pretty big heart attack risk, at my age, with the weight, and the smoking, and how goddamned much I love bacon cheeseburgers. The running … we had to do that, and anyway I’d rather drop dead of a heart attack than be stabbed to death. But I’m trying not to get too riled up over all the rest of this.”
Raine tried to think of what it’d be like, knowing that getting emotional might actually kill her. She couldn’t picture it. She got emotional at Pixar movies.