WE ARE THE DEAD is now at 107,000 words. I've got all the characters in one city and they have 12 hours to make stuff happen. I don't fancy their chances for all of them to make it to the next book but I have no idea who will and who won't. That to me is the fun of writing, discovering the story as I go along. However, I have planned this book a lot better than I have with my previous ones and the writing has been easier because of it. I should have it finished five months after I started so really good going for me.
I'm excited about it. Of course I need to read through and edit. I write in Scrivenir so I'll be able to easily read each character's story separately so I can ensure tone of voice is the same and I'm not being repetitive.
Then it's off to my old agent who wants to have a look first...
After that the plan is to write a Choi Ziyi novella so I can have something free to offer readers who sign up for my mailing list and then rewrite an older book of mine using everything I've learned since. I also have a great idea for a high concept fantasy series. It's got the kind of one-line pitch that seems to increasingly important for taking novels to market these days.
Professional day dreamer