Allan “Smithee” Jones, formerly a writer for a celebrity gossip rag, wants to establish himself as a legitimate reporter, but his involvement with an invisible, seemingly omniscient informant almost gets him killed during a political assassination attempt.
Suddenly Jones is embroiled in a government investigation, a criminal conspiracy from the future, and events beyond what a sane man would consider possible. He finds himself asking exactly what kind of nightmare he's fallen into, and most of all... Who is The Whisper?
~ ~ ~
National Novel Writing Month is on the horizon, and once again I will be serving as Birmingham's municipal liaison in addition to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. I've "won" NaNoWriMo five times, crashed n' burned once, and feeling the need for a little writerly rejuvenation, so this year I'm working on a brand new project. The Whisper, a 1950's era pulp thriller, will be structured as a 10-chapter serial with car chases, gunfights, mysteries, twists, and cliffhangers oh-my. Furthermore, I've decided on the following crazy stunt:
I will post a chapter every three days from Nov. 3 to Nov. 30, right here on this blog.
Don't try this at home, kids. In the past I've always had a strict "no one sees my first draft" policy, but this will indeed by barely-edited first draft material - ugly, clunky, awkward, and full of energy just like the great pulps of old. Whether or not it will be readable or coherent, I have no idea. But whatever else it is, I guarantee that it's going to be a train-wreck of sheer fun!
(psst... It starts here.)
Photo by Emilie Villemagne for openphoto.net