What's on in August for crime author Pauline Rowson
I can leave off pounding the keyboard on those very hot days to sit in the shade of the garden or the summerhouse with paper and pencil in my hand to sketch out my characters or draw up plot lines, and sometimes just to sit, knit and think. Writing involves a great deal of thinking.
This August I am busy working on the outline for the fourth in the Art Marvik Marine Mystery series having just finished writing the third Marvik novel. I say finished but in reality I am only up to fourth revisions and for me that means there are another four revisions to go before I am happy with the novel. ( It usually takes me eight revisions). I wanted to pause for a while though and examine where I am heading with Marvik, and to draft the next episode in his action-packed life as he is forced to re-examine the death of his parents in an underwater accident in the Straits of Malacca in 1997. I have started the first draft but don't expect to finish that by September when I will need to put Marvik aside for a few months to return to my troubled detective, Andy Horton.
As an aside the beginning of August is an important time in the international sailing calendar with Cowes Week taking place from the 6th to 13th of August. It is an event that DI Andy Horton is certain to attend being a sailor but in Death Surge he is called to the small town on the Isle of Wight during the sailing regatta on business rather than pleasure. Sergeant Cantelli is frantic with worry because his nephew Johnnie Onslow has failed to show to take part in the racing on one of his boss's yachts.What begins as the hunt for a missing man soon becomes the search for a ruthless killer..
Death Surge a DI Andy Horton crime novel