OK, about a month ago I completed a submission to a publishing company across the pond. This was the fifth one in almost as many years. Like some of the previous ones, I went into this expecting to be rejected. I know that’s not very optimistic, but I feel it’s realistic. At the behest of my older son, I’ve decided this most recent submission for writing in someone else’s universe will be the last time I do that. My son said he feels the content I’ve written for my own original Science Fiction universe is much better anyway. So, I’ll heed his advice and do just that.
With that being said, I have returned full force to my old Iron Horn project. I’ve tinkered around with the idea of whether or not the main characters should be lawmen or bounty hunters. I’ve finally decided they should be peace officers. I am a strong proponent of writing what you know. I’ve been in law enforcement in general (corrections, patrol and investigations) for thirty-plus years. Being a lawman is what I know. Now, don’t get me wrong. I feel that bounty hunting is close enough to law enforcement that I can probably wing it pretty good. There will most likely be bounty hunters in the series, so if you were counting on them making an appearance, you’re in luck.
It feels good to be working on my own stuff again. It feels like I came home.