When my writing friend Candace White of aintgotenoughgravy blog fame asked if she could tag me for “The Next Big Thing” blog hop, of course I said yes. After all, 2012 was a good year for my writing life. Decent Pan of Cornbread, my spoken word and old-time music CD with Kelsey Wells, came out, and I had a bit of other poetry and nonfiction published in various places. Similarly, 2013 is off to a good start. I’ve been writing almost every day and am looking forward to a couple of publications this spring. So I must have a Next Big Thing to talk about, right?
In truth, my Next Big Thing – in the form of a completed novel – has been lurking on the lower shelf of the coffee table in my office for a few years now. [Read more...]