Having completed “Barbed Wire Kisses, Icicle Tears” about 6 weeks ago and doing some editing, it dawned on me, that to make it even better, and work outside my comfort level, I’d have to completely rewrite it. I was depressed a bit about this, but Doug Clegg gave me some nice encouragement over on facebook, and I’ve decided to take the bull by the horns.
At first, it was a brothers who are serial killers novel, and I based it on America’s first known pair, The Harpe Brothers; I’ve decided to base it solely on them, and redo it in their time, which is the 1790’s. Needless to say, it will require far more research than I am used to, but think their story is so compelling-even if fictionalized, that it’s worth the effort.
Also working on another poem for Rich that has me stumpped, and very close to sending it to him with a gian HELP!! scrawled on it.