I wrote this page today. It was the last of four pages I wrote, and, as you can see, it is "The End" of the book---Dark Picasso, the third murder mystery featuring Nicole Tang Noonan.
Earlier this week, a friend asked what it feels like to finish a book. The word "relief" came to mind. Once I start a first draft, I like to get my four or five pages every day until it's done. It's much easier to keep moving than to start going again, and the clock is always ticking.
I'll set this aside for a while, and then start rewriting.
You may have noticed the first and second mysteries are not yet available for you to read. That just sort of happened. While rewriting Dark Mural, I started researching Dark Exhibit. While drafting Dark Exhibit, I thought of things I wanted to change in Dark Mural, and so on through this book. I'm glad I could work back and forth over these three books to keep things consistent.
Now, however, it is time to share these stories. Fortunately, there are many ways to do that these days. I'll keep you posted on when and where you can find them.