By Mike Jastrzebski
It’s actually been the decade of the boat, since we moved aboard in September of 2003, but this year we’ve spent all of our spare time working on the boat.
The first half of the year we spent getting the boat ready to travel to the Abacos. There was no time for writing, not much time for socializing, hell, not much time for each other. I had hoped that we could then go to the Bahamas, test out the boat, and spend a little time working on the next Wes Darling book. The writing just didn’t happen.
Once we reached Cape Canaveral I thought we would kick back, relax a little, and I would write throughout the summer. Silly me. It was more work on the boat. Each day closer that we get to our departure, the workload gets heavier. Fortunately that departure is less than a month away. If all goes well we plan to spend Christmas, or at least New Years Eve, in the Bahamas.
What does this all mean? It means that 2013 will be the year of the next book. I’m looking forward to anchoring out behind a few uninhabited islands, hunkering down in front of the computer, and pounding out the first draft of Stranded Naked Blues, a Wes Darling Mystery.
I’ll admit, there is a part of me that wants to sit back and wander for the next couple of years. The problem with that is I didn’t get a new book out this year and I’m determined that the next book will be out before the end of next year.
But enough of this writing stuff. After all, this is the year of the boat and it’s nearly 8:00 a.m., time to get back to work on the boat.Share on Facebook