September 9th, 2021
I’m writing everyday. I’m putting my butt in the chair whether I feel like it or not. That’s how books get finished.
Some days are good. Some days are just okay. But I rarely regret making the time and doing the work.
As Carlos Castaneda on mindset: “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- Publisher’s Weekly talks to Michael Connelly about needing little sleep, collaborating with law enforcement, buying back Bosch, and writing female detectives. Already chomping at the bit to get the next Ballard/Bosch book in a few months.
- The first reviews (expect a lot more) are starting to pop up for Whitehead’s HARLEM SHUFFLE. The Guardian again finds Whitehead resisting easy categorization in the best sense possible. Can’t wait to read this one.
- NPR’s All Things Considered talks to Paula Hawkins about stashing bodies, tragedy, loss, and unreliability.
Two quotes from Connelly’s Harry Bosch this week:
- “When one link is broken, the chain will come loose.”
- “Hollywood. You build a city in the desert, water it with false hopes and false idols, and eventually this is what happens.”
- What is your favorite Bosch book? I’m partial to ANGLEL’S FLIGHT.
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series