So, in like two seconds of my last post, I know the answer. Of course crime novels written by women sell less than ones written by men. Why? Because plenty of research shows women are dismissed by men and by women. Women are less serious, less talented, more inclined to sentimentality, more likely to be bitchy and irritable and manipulative.
A woman’s chances of being read by anyone — whether male or female — are smaller than the chances of a man being read.
So, GANI & SEAN is now written by me, and my name is Jack Winter.
My rough draft of GANI & SEAN is done. I just finished it. Now for the hard work — the editing. Reading and re-reading. To make this process easier, I usually order a proof copy of the book, use pencil to mark the whole manuscript.
Ah, the wiggly way has stopped meandering. GANI & SEAN takes a straighter path and quite unexpectedly at 52,952 words.
Ever take a path in the woods that turns out to wiggle its way around until you feel like you aren’t going anywhere but lo and behold you get somewhere anyway? Yes? Oh good.
Most likely before I go to sleep tonight, I will have crossed the ‘finish line’ in Camp NaNoWriMo. My finish line is set at 50K in 30 days. As of right now, I’ve written 49,719 words toward GANI & SEAN, my novel.
The novel is not done, however. I have several challenging problems to solve before the closing sentence is written.
GANI & SEAN is approaching its conclusion, I believe. My characters have gathered together to attempt a seemingly impossible task. When they figure it out — i.e. how to accomplish it — the book will naturally conclude. Let’s hope the impossible task can be figured out!