For those who are interested, here's the First Draft of "The Body in the Tower, A novel of mystery and suspense."
At present the word count is around 81,000 and it prints off at 172 pages. Now is when I start stroking my creativity. A rub here and a squeeze there and it will grow... bigger. If you're into size comparisons, right now this book is almost 10,000 words longer than the first. This is the fun part, you know? Playing around with it until it explodes! You know? At the climax? (That is a literary term for those who might think otherwise.)
And yesterday the Idiot Jerk in the White House decided, since he believes himself to be the supreme ruler of the United States, to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel. Isn't it interesting how the Conservatives jumped all over comments by Rashida Tlaib and then do exactly what she said they were doing, putting loyalty to Israel above everything else. And just to make sure the world understood this, Mike Pompeo basically used Upper Case letters to say God had sent the Idiot Jerk in the White House to save Israel. Holy Shit! These people have taken their selfish little beliefs and wrapped them so tightly around their heads rationality has disappeared. The fact that their actions may lead to wars doesn't even occur to them. In their minds, they can do what ever they want because they're special... they've been chosen, and it is all about that last word: chosen.
They are going to get very ugly when they realize they have not been... chosen. We can see that already in their desperate actions. They will fight evolution tooth and nail... and will, as always... fail. Hold on tight. Their judgment is coming.