As far as keeping you all updated with regards to my latest happenings, I haven’t done nearly as good a job as I should have and I apologize for that, but I do have a good excuse for that and that excuse is A Work In Progress.
For months I have been tirelessly obsessing over it, trying to perfect the work as best as I can, in a bid to write quite possibly the best book I have ever written. In this pursuit, I turned a blind eye to my other works, but guess what, the work is finished and although I could send it off to my publisher, I’m actually going to hold off on doing that.
The journey has been incredible and before I send it off to anyone, I want the work to be perfected, so I am going to take a couple of days of to get my breath back and then I am going to tackle the work once more and see how I can improve it in anyway before taking it to anyone. Although saying that, I will be sharing some of it with very close friends, who know my writing style best to see what they think of it.
I know this work has been a ling time coming and there is more waiting to be done, but believe me when I say it is more than worth the wait and now I am going to talk a little bit about the book.
A Work In Progress is the story of Sam Snider, a young writer who had everything falling into place, only to have disaster strike, his parents died in a plane crash and he’s never been the same since. Set in the present, almost two weeks before the third anniversary of his parent’s death, Snider is almost a recluse living in London, having given up on his dreams of being an author and the novel is essentially his story, not because it’s about him, but because he’s the one telling it. A Work in Progress is the latest novel he’s working on except instead of being a work of fiction, he’s writing the story of his life in modern day. The story of an older brother always having to rush to the aid of his younger sister to bail her out of trouble. A brother who also works as an agent that sells artwork to the high society of London, yet despises the people he meets. And it’s also the story pf a guy who has turned his back on almost everything he possibly can and the closest thing he has to a real relationship, is a prostitute he used to pay to be his therapist, but has developed feelings for.
Snider knows he is broken and he knows why and that’s why over the course of the novel, we start to see a man come back to life. A man who starts to desire and since Snider is a young charismatic writer, he has a particular way with words and a love and respect for the opposite sex that just ends up getting into all kinds of trouble and hijinks. From being used as a sex toy by a client’s wife, to reuniting with an old flame, who also happened to be his publicist and uses sex as a means of manipulating him into giving her a new novel Then of course there’s Taylor, which was always going to be a recipe for disaster but the second Snider and her are in the same room, anything can happen.
Is this going to be a novel that will change the world? Most likely not.
Is it an original concept? No its not. In fact it’s a lot like an English version of the US TV series Californication, except Snider is younger, dealing with a different set of demons and the family dynamic is brother and sister.
But what A Work In Progress is, is a story that will make you laugh no matter what frame of mind you’re in. It will make you cry and even surprise you from time to time due to the depths of its emotional honesty. Plus there’s an ensemble of characters, each with their own depths and personality, which makes them just as real as he is and since I previously touched on emotional honesty and depth, allow me to give you an example.
In one scene, Snider is at home, looking at the broken mirror in his home. Sure he could get a new one, a non-fractured one, but he likes the broken mirror. He likes how every time he looks at it, it shows him exactly how he looks on the inside, damaged to his very core.
Thank you for your patience and your support.