When I write, I tend to start with a starting point in the story and just move forward with a basic idea in my head of where the story should go, so it’s fairly linear. After a story is done, I go back and review and tweak and review and tweak and review and tweak and so on and so forth. At any rate, during the process of writing, I basically just push the words out and hope they all into some coherent patterns on the digital page. If they don’t, oh well, I’ll rearrange them once I’m done.
I’m about 3/4 of the way finished with Henchmen 2. Working full-time seriously cuts into my writing time. Still, it’s pretty cool to look down at something you started x amount of months ago (back in December, in this case) and realize you’ve dropped 60k+ words into the story and it seems to be progressing nicely.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a raw product, well, look no further. Here’s a sample chapter from the (eventually) upcoming Henchmen 2: Awesome Subtitle Coming At Some Point. If you’ve read the first book (somewhat doubtful, email me and I can provide you a copy if you want. You have to leave me a review on Amazon, though!), you’ll recall the characters all split up at the end. The first part of the new book is getting them all back together again for another job. This chapter brings in the final piece, Jessica, who has been hiding out in Mexico running a bar on the beach, shows the agents of the bad guys for the first time, and gives a brief view of the plot line. There’s also some guns, explosions, a motorcycle chase and a first, quick, kiss.
If you want this in epub or mobi, you can check my website and grab either version. The link here is to a pdf copy.