Admitting what I am doing feels a bit obscene to me. I have taken up writing long-form fiction after about ten years of publishing nonfiction exclusively. The day after the 2016 election, I started writing like a maniac, and did so every day for a quite a while. (I have set that novel-in-progress aside for now.) I experienced another episode of productivity that began the day after the inauguration. This novel is the one I am working on now. I hesitate to say much about the project, but a first draft is nearly done. When I brought up the subject of writing a novel to the publisher, he said, “I’m open to anything.” I responded, “You just gave me my title.” Forthcoming in 2018: I’m Open to Anything by William E. Jones.
Taken from Guernica