I’ve been working on Junior’s Farm – A Tale Of Sardis County.
This story has all the makings of being one of the longer novels in my bibliography. That’s a good thing, I suppose.
The first story, Don’t Come Around Her No More, established Sardis County as a place of spooky, supernatural magic. It also established a couple of Sardis County people that reside in there. It’s a novella, just over ten thousand words.
Junior’s Farm establishes even more characters that reside in the magical county. However, Junior’s Farm focuses less on the spooky, supernatural stuff, and more on character establishment and development. It establishes that it’s six hours from the “city”. And, yes, the “city” is the same unnamed city that Nicholas Turner and Justice Security run around in…which leaves the possibility of yet another meshing of series. The Giambini crime family, introduced in the Justice Security novel Jackie Blue, return in Junior’s Farm, providing the push needed for one of the two leads to exit the city and fall in love while helping the other lead rebuild the family farm.
It has violence, but it’s limited and low key – because it’s not the main focus of this novel.
It’s different, and I’m having a blast with it!
I hope you’re writing your “apple person” story.
A good friend of mine made the comment that writing a story is difficult, and wanted me to give advice as to how to get it written. My advice is this: you have to want to get the words down, and you have to want to do it badly enough to make time every single day to write something down! This goes back to my earliest blog entries: Even if you only write a sentence…a paragraph…a page every single day, you have written something, and taken yourself closer toward the goal you’re striving toward. But, it comes from you. You’re the one in control of your own stories. Nobody is going to write it for you.
So, what’s keeping you?
Michael (T. M.)