Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rucluse, sounds pretty good right now

Sometimes I can see why some authors and artist become recluse. For me I get so deeply into my stories I don't wish to be disturbed. For others there are vast reasons why they want to live in their own worlds. No matter their motivations or preferences, these artists and writers only become more fascinating with their decision to live their lives shunning the world, hiding from fame, fortune, and glory.

J.D. Salinger, 91; 'Catcher in the Rye' author became a famous recluse. Only a short time after "The Catcher in the Rye" was published, Mr. Salinger withdrew to the hills of rural New Hampshire, there he lived out the rest of his life in seclusion. He shunned the media and the public, and he filed lawsuits to block publication or quotes from his letters. He continued writing, but not since a short story appeared in the New Yorker in 1965 has any new writing of his been published. Earlier, the New Yorker had published J.D. Salinger short stories, but to most of the reading public, he was known only as the author of 'The Catcher in the Rye.'

At the present I am writing two novels at the same time. One is a novel I promised my readers I'd finish, the second in the Mist trilogy. The other is my second thriller the first is set to release in March. Though these two books are vastly different from each other I alternate daily between them. They are the good and bad in me. They have captured both sides of my personality. Each day I have to put my mind in a different mind set.

So now I must get back to work, today is my thriller 'Ruby.' My Psychological Thriller, 'When the Dam Breaks' will release in March. My Editor now calls me one scary lady, I like that.



Rosemary Gemmell said...

Good on you, Cathy - I like working on different books/stories at the same time! Look forward to your next 'Mist' book.

Cathy Coburn said...

Thanks Rosemary, I thought I was alone in the writing two books at once, I'm glad I'm in such good company

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

A lot of us write two books at once, but they have to be very different for me to keep them straight.

Your premise for "Break" sounds wonderful, Stephen Kingesque" or like an early Greg Isles. Yum.