I’m off to Milwaukee for the weekend for Murder and Mayhem in Muskego and it couldn’t come at a better time. The other day I started thinking beyond the short stories I want to work on and to the next book and I started getting that paralyzed feeling again. I started reading through the book I completed last month and was not pleased with the results. So do I write another one like that and try better, or do I go back to the PI novel I finished before this last book that now seems like it’s pretty good? I’m still terrified of detective novel plotting so I think maybe I’ll do another longish PI short story and see if I can get it right.

Anyway, this is good time to get away and immerse myself in writers.