Just quick post to let everyone know that Sublimation, the psychological suspense novel I've been working on for far too long, has reached the next milestone. I've completed my writing and main revising, and have sent the 99K manuscript to a couple of key readers and my personal editor. When I get all that feedback in, it's one last round of revisions, and then (assuming the revisions aren't too major), it will finally be time to begin querying.
In brief, Sublimation is a psychological thriller about good and evil, order and chaos, a woman who loves the rules and man who loves finding ways around them. There's plenty of action and suspense as the surreal narrative winds through the personal history of two people: a business man who bluffs his way through every situation and an agent who who clings to the order provided by the law. Beginning with a high stakes poker game that turns into a bombing, Alec Smith quickly finds out that he can't bluff his way through the blood on his hands. Grey Kinjou stakes her reputation, her job, and her family on stopping Smith. And in the corner, in the darkness, one man cackles and fiddles with the pearl choker around his neck, hoping for their mutual destruction.
You can read more about Sublimation, including an excerpt on my new Books tab.
In the mean time, I'm shelving the MS until I start getting back solid feedback, even though there are still formatting issues to take care of and other little details I want to wrap up. I'll be using this time to tidy up and submit some of the huge stack of short stories that are sitting here, just about complete.
Maybe soon you'll hear news about a new Nevets story of psychological self-destruction -- of twisted action on an inherited houseboat -- or about a forensic anthropologist in the old west.