Are you struggling to exercise, get work done, do something creative? It’s OK. Don’t panic. Take a deep breath and give yourself a break. This is an odd time and a return to normal doesn’t exactly seem right around the corner.
If ripping through a to-do list or keeping up a running streak is what you want to do, and it’s helping keep your sanity, then keep at it. But if you’re not feeling inspired, please don’t feel bad or beat yourself up over it. No one knows how to best handle this situation. Don’t get tied up in what others are doing. All you can do is what you can do—and whatever it is right now, that’s enough.
On to the main event, here’s the most crime fiction news per word on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- This bit of news was sort of surprising: CBS passed on the David Kelley-penned series adaptation of Michael Connelly’s THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Wouldn’t be a surprise to see this pop up elsewhere. Um, Amazon?
- At the New York Times, you can check out the essential guide to picking your first Stephen King book if you’ve never cracked any of his covers. As a King fan, I can get behind most of these choices.
- ICYMI – the 2020 Edgar winners were (virtually) announced. Congrats go out to Elly Griffiths for best novel and Angie Kim for best first, plus all the rest of the winners. Really enjoyed MIRACLE CREEK.
In honor of the 2020 Edgar Awards, 2 quotes from the man himself:
- “I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” —The Tell-Tale Heart
- “I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.” —a letter to Maria Clemm
- What is your favorite Edgar Allan Poe story or poem?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series