Hey there, nerds; what’s shaking?
SO! I have a book out soon. This book:
It’s the third (perhaps last) in my Tales From Between series, and it’d be nice if some of you jerks bought it, alright?! It’ll be available for your eyeballs early Feb.
But this isn’t about that, this is about my NEXT book. Last year I wrote an 80,000 word sci-fi/apocalyptic novel called Pollen Fall. I decided it would be next thing I would work on and release, so this year I began to tackle the second draft. Then I decided I’d release it as a six part serial, only to change my mind slightly and decide to put it out as three 30,000 word novellas.
And so I worked, I fiddled, I rewrote-
…Something wasn’t quite right and it was niggling at me. I suddenly realised what it was: this wasn’t the sort of story I want to tell right now. It had no fantasy, no supernatural, it was sci-fi. It was a riff on a body snatchers/triffids sort of story, and that’s great, I love those stories, but it felt like it was missing a chunk of my voice right now. And my voice is spooky fantasy.
Did that mean I had to abandon the whole thing?!?
Well, no. Stories can change. I realised, looking at what I had, that I could reframe the whole thing. I could add that strong seam of spooky fantasy sauce that would make this story what I felt like it needed to be to please me.
So that’s where I’m at now, jiggering the hell out of the thing to reshape it. As things stand, it’ll be a trilogy of short books, making up one story. I think it’s a good one.
The title is no longer Pollen Fall, I decided to go for something a little more, how you say…slutty…? By which I mean, no fancy pants, abstract title, but something that will highlight, loud and proud, that this might be the sort of thing a type of reader will want to check out. It has the word ‘apocalypse’ in it.
I have a set edit date, so I’m going to have to work my bum off to get the thing in shape in time.
Did I mention I have a new book out soon?
I’ll let you know as soon as it’s out there; but in the meantime, back to bringing about the GOD DAMN APOCALYPSE!