I TOOK A one day hiatus from WordPress, giving myself a breather. Sometimes it’s good to recharge.
I’m pretty excited – actually very excited – about my new book I started on recently, about 20,000 words in, tentatively titled Down To Earth, a thriller, a genre I haven’t really touched on much before but it’s going well. Unlike Untitled which is in the posession of various unpredictable literary agents, or Dog Story which is currently sorting itself out somewhere in my mind, I’m excited every time I sit down to work on Down To Earth and feel like I have learnt a lot from writing one book and 90% of another, in terms of what to expect and the previously daunting nature of putting a book together is getting easier the more I write.
The thriller genre feeds nicely into the short stories I tend to write, with twists and turns allowing me to expand on dialogue, description and plot, not to mention characters which are understandably stunted due to the nature of the short story form.
It feels great to have a clear idea of what Down To Earth will entail and putting it together is the most sweeping piece of work I’ve put together so far, a challenge I’m relishing, juggling mutliple characters and situations. I’d had a few ideas since January on my next book, and finally it arrived last month then metamorphosed over the course of a few weeks once the initial idea hit me, initially just a scene, then a possible short story and now a novel in the making.
What projects are you working on? Feel free to link me and I’ll have a look.