Storyteller (ADHD Edition)

I always write. There’s never been a week in my adult life when I wasn’t thinking about, or noodling around with, a new story. Sometimes (rarely) these thoughts coalesce into a novel or screenplay. More often, they’re just particles of story-dust dancing in shafts of brain-light.

But right now, I’m between major projects. ICE COLD KILL is set for release in about eight days, and GUN METAL HEART is finished in first draft but hasn’t had its read-through by my editor yet. So my brain has to be focused on launching the former, and re-writing the latter. No time to ponder new stories. Right?

Tell that to the rancid tapioca that passes for my brain. I wake up every morning thinking about the next story. Between meetings, I find myself jotting down character names and looking for repetition. Walking to work, I run plots through the mental cheesecloth, looking for problems.

The Next Story is out there. And it’s gonna bug me until I figure out what it is.


Murder By The Book: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Murder By The Book, 3210 S.E. Hawthorne in Fabulous Portland, Oregon!

Powells: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. 

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on March 18, 2013, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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