I went out for a long dinner on Saturday night with my wife Kirsten and our great friends, Paul and Meredith. During the night, somewhere around midnight, the subject of writing came up and I heard myself saying that I was now officially working on a new project: a novel.
Writing is like that for me. New stories creep up on me and, before I know it, before I even acknowledge it to myself, I'm working on them. This is certainly the case with the novel-not-yet-in-progress.
This story, if I can pull it off, will be my first novel since 2010. I'm intrigued by it. Not yet sure whether I can do it or how long it will take me to get there. And all of that tells me it's a story worth telling.
And, after all, it is fiction's turn. I've published my first non-fiction book (Catch and Kill) and finished the manuscript of the next poetry collection (Year of the Wasp), which is due out in the first half of 2016.
As for this work of fiction, there's no title as yet. As for the subject, I've been ruminating a great deal on the subject of vengeance of late.
To mark the occasion, here's the YouTube trailer to my last novel, The Norseman's Song, which is for sale here if you're interested.