Less than twenty-four since I finished ‘person-hair’ and the ideas are coming thick and fast, like a porn-film plumber.
It’s starting to look like there’ll be a third ‘dreich NOiR’ novel, mibby even a fourth. I feel like I’m churning, ideas exploding out of me like a collapsing star.
Of course, this is the easy bit. The spewing of concepts ‘n’ fragments in the general direction of the target. (And if I *do* write #4, it may well contain reality tv, BDSM and prison-rape. So, yeah – it’s a love story, naturally.)
This is only the second time I’ve actively taken steps to write a sequel to a finished novel. And, rather than base it around the same old characters, (okay, a couple, I admit it!) I’m building in new characters – whole new families – as well as developing some of the ones from ‘person-hair’.
Character will always drive plot, but plot will almost never drive character.
I’ve pretty much outlined the thing. Figured out some of what the characters will be faced with (but not how they’ll respond).
Which, if this one turns out as far away from my outline as the last one did, will be a rollercoaster made of surprises.
*person-hair, getting out,
now, why not read the novel that started it all? 1919 (inside)
Guaranteed – absolutely NO traces of horse DNA anywhere in this novel. And that’s the truth – or my name’s not David Cameron.