Orwell Gasteyer


I’ve started a new novel. And yes, I have not yet finished proofreading my last novel. But I am beyond halfway with the proofing, so it’s looking hopeful for some time next month.

I’m having a blast … as usual … creating the characters. The main character is a young man named Orwell Gasteyer. He is a fine upstanding citizen of a very small city in the northern part of Wyoming.  The story is about changes in his life and how he is working to come to terms with them.

It is also a “whodunit.” I have never written a whodunit before, and while I have quite a few chapters in the manuscript already, I’m at a loss right now for how to continue. I’ve watched plenty of crime dramas on television. But how you write for visual entertainment is very different from written entertainment. And I must confess, I have not read a lot of murder mysteries. And basically, this story boils down to a murder mystery/kidnapping.

So for right now, my focus is going to be on proofreading “Millie’s Further Adventures in Time.” I’ll put Orwell (working title:  “As Luck Might have It”) on the back burner and hope that my ever active imagination will come up with the next great chapter. And the next one. And the next one.

I’m confident that it won’t be long before I’m banging away at the keys again.


Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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