Before I post the next chapter of Trip on This, I want to talk about the novel in general a little bit. I wrote it sixteen years ago, inspired by the time I lived in the Bay Area. Around the same time, I read an article about the killing of women and girls in Juarez that everyone seemed to be ignoring. The more I read, the more horrified I became, and it plays a part in this novel as well.
I really like this novel because the protagonist is unlike any other I’ve written. She’s tough as nails and no-nonsense, rarely bothering with introspection. She’s a doer, not a thinker, which is the exact opposite of me.
I have a special fondness in my heart for her, and I wrote a sequel novel about her a few months ago. Once I’m done with Trip on This, I’ll start posting chapters from the sequel (once I edit it, of course!). Here’s the prologue to Trip on This, here’s chapter one, and here’s chapter two. And now, on to chapter three which will be posted at the stroke of midnight! Let’s boogie!
Hello! Man, it’s been some time, hasn’t it? Over three years to be precise, but who’s counting? Me, obviously because I mentioned it, but it’s in the past. We’re moving onward and upward. I’m getting back into my fiction blog because *reasons*, and I’ve decided to do posts a week here on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Today is Tuesday (at least it will be when you read this), so I’m making my announcement now, and then I’ll post my first new post on Thursday. At least one post a week will be the next chapter of Trip on This, which I’ve already started. For the other post, I’m not sure. I’ll either upload another chapter of Trip or a chapter from another novel I wrote/am working on.
As you can probably tell, I’m making this up as i go along. It’ll be an adventure as we all discover it together. I reserve the right to change my mind at any point what/when I post, but I’ll try to give you a heads up before doing so. I really want to focus on Trip on This and the sequel I just wrote, but there are other novels of mine I want to explore as well.
Bear with me as I get my sea legs back under me, but I’m excited to jump back into this. I hope you are, too.