“September Song” is Coming!

I haven’t had time to update my blog recently, and for good reason. I’m in the process of re-re-rewriting a new novel which I hope to get out to the editor by the end of March and published in May or early June. Rewriting is a never ending task. I think that most serious writers really strive to put out the best product they are capable of. So that means that it is hard to “let go” of a manuscript. There is always just “one more” change that will make it better. But, like all things, we have to let it go at some point or we could make a career out of just “improving” one book.

This one has been a challenge. I’m used to writing in the genre of “Action/Adventure” with a lot of intrigue and lots of bullets flying and lots of narrow escapes. This time I’ve tried to write a story that involves personalities and things and situations that anyone might encounter. In fact, there is only one “death” in 334 pages of “September Song” and that is a suicide. No CIA, no dirty politicians, no duplicitous gangsters to double-cross the hero.

Actually, the hero is hard pressed to BE a hero. And whether he is or not is up to the reader to decide. Will this one be a hit, or a miss? I really don’t know how it will be received. I just know that it has taken me a year to tell the story of Brad Houston, his ups and downs, his pitfalls, and his struggles. I hope to have it on Amazon before the end of May. If you are interested, I will update the progress toward publication on this blog. And I will be anxious to see your reaction once it hits your Kindle.

John Beckman 28 Feb 2015

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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