Considering my Garison Fitch novels outsell my other novels by about a 9 to 1 ratio, it may be of interest to some of you to know where Garison Fitch is now. Of course, if you’ve read the first three books in the Garison Fitch saga, you know that there are two answers to that question.
But there is (hopefully) more Garison Fitch to come. I am working–at less than a snail’s pace–on another book about Garison Fitch. (“Which Garison?” some of you may be asking; to which I am answering, “I’m not telling or sure.”)
I am also working on the sequel to “All the Time in Our World” which, as those of you who have read it know, concerns Garison’s grandson’s adventures in time. I have finished it several times but …
Have you ever painted a piece of wood and then, when it dried, you weren’t satisfied with the color? So you either give it another coat or head back to the Valspar dealer and get another color. Whatever it is you’re painting works, is attractive in its own right, and the paint is just pretty minor in comparison to the entirety of the project, but you even get some paint stripper and start over with the painting. That’s what I feel like I’m doing with (working title) “Edward & Marianne 2″. The book is about 98% where I want it to be, but those missing 2% are really bugging me.
As for Garison, well, I might have the 2% and am waiting on the other 98.
It’s happening, but it’s not happening fast.