Q: So, you're working on two books at once, Mike?
A: I am, one's called WATCHER, the other's called REAPER. I'm about 15,000 words into the WATCHER novel. I'm about 8,000 words into the REAPER novel. And they're both 'healthily' up in the air, even though I have 'last chapter' candidates for both novels.
Q: What's it like writing two books at once, any bleedthrough?
A: No, have you ever tried doing this?
Q: Isn't it a lot like juggling a chainsaw and a shark at the same time?
A: Not really, WATCHER is based in the TANDEM (g3 whistleblower) WAR WORLD of cities and espionage and everyone's a soldier-for-profit, and REAPER is the third part of the Free Planet series after most attempts to free man from his greed have failed.
Q: What's the most important part about writing for you?
A: Confusion, and getting out of trouble. I mean, by this, I like the challenge of 'really screwing with both the reader and the novel's characters' such that AN ESCAPE PLAN is strived for, if not always attained. Writing books should be dangerous, for the writer and his 'audience'.
Question to you: What's your writing/reading philosophy? Yes, you, out there, friend. Writer. Reader.