KD9 Bits – Notes

I haven’t written a mystery in a long time now. It’s not my primary genre to read or write. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think about the next Joshua Jones book on a nearly daily basis. I’m always coming across interesting bits of information and jotting down notes. Usually those notes are saved online from either storiesĀ I’ve visited or research I’ve come across while online. But lately I’ve also started to compile old fashioned paper based notes into notebooks that are primarily used for journals.

For Kill Dash Nine (KD9) I’ve started such a notebook to capture my notes about characters, plot and locations. Anything related to the novel that I don’t want to forget, once I start writing. When I write a novel I usually follow an outline. I create this outline first and having it before me as I write helps keep the story flowing in the right direction and allows me to avoid writer’s block.

I write my novels these days using Google Docs. This allows me to use my primary laptop and a Chromebook backup laptop as needed. All my writing is backed up and in the cloud and updated instantly when online. It’s very convenient for my writing lifestyle. But it’s good to organize things on paper too.

 

2017 Update

It’s finally happening. I’m writing the sequel to Null Pointer. It’s called Kill Dash Nine. The first step is to build a Spotify playlist of songs that will inspire me. You can listen to this playlist here. It’s constantly changing according to my whims. NSFW.

The second step is to outline the novel. That is in progress. The actual writing will commence this summer. Stay tuned…