Lieutenant Daniel Masters is a 27-year veteran Savannah Georgia Major Crimes Detective. He has seen many crime scenes like the one he saw last February. Little did he know this one would change his life. Grady, the newest addition to his team, is the first to see the abnormalities, but will the rest of the team listen in time. There is a serial murder on the loose in South Georgia, and for some reason the killer leaves their final victim alive right before committing suicide. But why? Masters and Grady must find out before its too late and the next killer strikes again.
8/25/2020: ****I an considering switching MCs. As I am writing this my focus has been on Grady. And it feels more of a Grady novel than Masters. I have written an alternative Synopsis. And am toying with it. I am in the middle of chapter eight now and I cant seem to get the focus back on Masters without a complete rewrite.****
8/9/2020: I hope you have been enjoying the snippets of this still yet to be titled novel through Weekend Writing Warriors. If you have not seen any of them, you can follow them through my WeWriWa blog tab. I started with Chapter One and haven’t skipped a beat as of yet. Not sure how much I will put up yet, but as of right now I am at chapter two. I may go as far as three. Who knows. Please go check them out, and let me know what you think!! Links to them all are in the 7/18 post below.
7/18/2020: I have started to share snippets of this novel through Weekend Writing Warriors. I had shared enough of The Five Barred Gate and with the release of Little Reminders coming soon, I didn’t want to share any of that novel any more. I have grown accustomed to sharing through that forum, so I decided to share a bit of this work in progress. So you can get a taste of this journey by following my snippets at the links at the bottom of this post. And I guess there is no need to send me any of the above snack-filled bribes… the Synopsis is included in the preview.
I haven’t really written much in the book lately. I guess this release was another motivation tool to get me to write in it as well. To get me excited about it. I am excited, but have yet to sit down and pen anything. I have fallen into the trap of television again. Instead of writing I’m bingeing on shows. I have caught up on two of them, thanks to the COVID shutdown, and finished a show that was recently canceled. Now I need to find something new to watch… or get back to what I am supposed to be doing in my spare time, finishing this novel.
Here is the link to the snippets:
Work in Progress Blog Archives
5/29/2020: Well you would think with the time I have on my hands I would write more. But I find myself not too motivated to write. It’s not that I don’t want to get into a new novel, it just lacking the desire to get started. It is much like exercising; you know that once you get started you’ll be fine, it’s just the getting started that is the difficult part.
Another thing is that the last time I sat down to pen some words for this piece, I was blank. Not a word came to mind. I did not know where my characters were going and I was not sure how to get there. Sometimes all I need is a thought, or a step, that will get me going. But I have not sat down with the purpose of writing in this novel.
Another reason is that I don’t want to get to far ahead of myself. My plan was to write a new novel every November during NaNoWriMo. And to get too far into this would be cheating the process of the contest. I have my base, and I can sit on it until then, but ideally, I could have it completely written by then if I applied myself. Its only going to be June. We shall see. Maybe one day I will get that one spark of inspiration and knock this one out and be onto the sequel to Little Reminders in November.
4/21/2020: I have been doing so much research for this novel, wanting to make sure I gave accurate information and not leaving some with crooked fingers or twisted noses because I try to play a situation with expertise I do not have.
I have learned a great deal, just enough to know somewhat of the subject I am speaking about, but of course I will not be an expert, and there will always be one to say, “that’s not right or how its supposed to be” but I go back to, this is fiction and some stretches of the imagination and truth are warranted. That is where this story and character are going to go.
I now feel I can begin to write again within this story. And look forward to getting back into it, although I do remember how difficult it was to write because of how dark this novel was, is, and will be.
3/16/2020: In pretty much of a stall pattern right now as I do a little bit of research on my topic. I kinda jumped into writing this from the hip. I had a bit of an outline written and I did not get as in depth as I usually do. I went with more of a pantster mindset. Now I am having to double check a few things before I move on.
Currently, I am in the middle of chapter six. As I have said, some of my Google searches are going to have people concerned about me should they ever see my history. I have also connected on LinkedIn with a couple of Forensic Scientists. They post photos of blood splatters an analyze them. It is very interesting.
3/1/2020: I am 4 chapters in and I have a working title, but not ready to reveal it. Still chewing it over. Probably will for another chapter or two. Need to get past a couple of events to see how it works; to see if it still fits. So far it fits with the overall arc of the premise and with both story lines in the book. So, we will see.
I am somewhat getting over the darkness of the book, then again I haven’t really written any of the really dark scenes yet. I will let you know when it comes to that. So stay tuned.
Another aspect of this piece that is building is the character count. Other than the two main characters, there are now an onslaught of secondary. But this being a Crime Thriller, there are going to be other officers to deal with. And I will reveal that this band of officers will resemble a Chicago PD style team. In fact, when you read it you my find some similarities. I will try and limit them and do my best to be as original as I can. But I couldn’t resist but make the desk Sergeant like Platt. Especially the attitude. So with that I pay homage to the show.
2/23/2020: This is my new work that I began working on today. I actually began with the concept about six months ago. Yes, this is based on another dream. And once I reveal the premise and synopsis, some of you will question my sanity. But I feel this will be a very interesting piece and one of the most odd things I have ever written.
It will also be one of the most darkest pieces I have ever written. I am not sure at this point were the Christian element will come into it. But I know it will surface at some point. (See, I already have some of you intrigued.)
It has yet to be titled as I only have one chapter written. But follow this tab and I will have updates and will let you know about ideas I have had and eventual titles. Maybe even a snippet or two.
I will give you this much. It is a Crime Drama. That is right now the best description I can give it. I would like to say it is a Christian Crime Drama, but like I said, I am not sure how the Christian aspect will enter into it at this moment.
So pray for me that God directs me in how to approach this work and give glory to his name in such a difficult genre to write in.