Sunday, December 27, 2009

Writing During the Holidays

This time of year isn’t the easiest to find time to write with everything going on. Still, I’ve been able to carve out some time in the mornings to work on the thriller I’m writing. Our daughter is visiting and she and my wife like to stay up late and sleep in. Being a morning person, I’m up and ready to go in the morning so that’s my writing time before everyone else wakes up. I’ve also been researching Nikola Tesla. He’s a fascinating character—an incredible inventor of alternating current engines, the first remote control device, wireless before Marconi as well as weapon systems. He also had a wealth of personal quirks including not wanting to be touched, doing things such as swimming laps in multiples of three and being afraid of germs even though he fed pigeons in his hotel room in New York before his death in 1943. Tesla provides a great background for a story I’m wiorking on.

1 comment:

Patricia Stoltey said...

Tesla sounds like an interesting character to tie into a story.

I finally picked up "Living With Your Kids is Murder" last week and finished it in a couple of days. It was so entertaining I couldn't put it down. Your dialogue, including Paul's inner dialogue, is wonderful.