I believe the secret sauce to success is about effort. Not exactly a secret, huh? But it’s one our ‘productivity’ obsessed culture likes to overlook for the hack or the shortcut.
More effort provides more opportunities for magical, overnight success.
But you have to start and not wait for the perfect moment. Never starting, or never finishing, is just a place to hide.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- The Big Thrill checks in with Andrew Grant about what’s changed with his second outing with Reacher, the inspiration for the hook in the latest, dealing with expectations, and what’s next.
- Publisher’s Weekly has a profile and interview with Lisa Lutz on secrets, getting started, and her latest standalone THE ACCOMPLICE.
- If you missed the recent discussion (did it rise to controversy? kerfuffle?) about the identity of the author of the popular and award-winning Carmen Mola mysteries, The Seattle Times has a good recap.
With the 26th Reacher now out in the world, two from crime fiction’s biggest selling bad-ass:
- “No, I’m a man with a rule. People leave me alone, I leave them alone. If they don’t, I don’t.”
- “I’m a rich man. To have everything you need is the definition of affluence.”
- Do you plan on reading the latest Reacher book? Or do you get to a saturation point with a long-running series and let it go?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series