[NOTE: THIS GUEST BLOG ENTRY CONTAINS AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST GLIMPSE OF EDDIE CAMPBELL’S 2007 FIRST SECOND TITLE “THE BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY”!]
Diary of an author, waiting. part 6.
As I sit here twiddling my thumbs, waiting for my book, The Fate of the Artist, to come out, I have time to get jealous of my fellow artists. Like my dear old pal, Nick Abadzis looking windswept and interesting in Moscow in front of exotic minarets on Feb 13 of this very blog. Well, after I finish ironing my pants an t-shirt here in the humdrum familiarity of my living room, I’ll get back to carefully composing a 13 page shoot-out in a long-ago demolished Chicago Rail station for my next book from First Second, The Black Diamond Detective Agency. But it’s all based on antique photographic reference; it still doesn’t get me out of the house. That does it! My next book after this will be set somewhere very far away, like Tierra del Fuego, or Mount Killimanjaro, or the jungle of Beng Melea, and I will be required to pack my pencil case and go and do the necessary
research. Damn it!