I’m writing my first crime novel. There, I said it. Well, wrote it.
It’s been in me for many years now and I started properly about a year ago, after my wife got me a present of a course in the Irish Writers’ Centre. So far, it has been both exciting and frustrating, the latter mainly due to lack of time. Those of you lucky enough to have a full time job and who have young kids will know what I mean!
My book is in the social crime vein, a sub-genre I’ve seen referred to in relation to books like Clockers http://www.amazon.com/Clockers-Richard-Price/dp/0060934980 – a top book (and film) and something of an inspiration.