Friday, February 28, 2014

The Eagle has landed.....

Writers can be a bit dramatic at times. I suppose it helps with getting the odd dash of drama and tension into your stories. Having submitted the first draft of LAST KISS to the publishers today, it feels like I've delivered a third child. Having had three children, I recognise that it is not quite the same thing, but call it being overly dramatic, or just plain exhausted, I do feel in some a way like I've given birth, only without the obvious pain....

This last novel has been a tricky one, and for a number of reasons, but then again, I like tricky, mainly because it is challenging.

I guess each story will present its own challenges. With RED RIBBONS, I wanted to portray the fear of the bad man in society through a series of voices, including that of the killer. With THE DOLL'S HOUSE, I found the area of hypnosis, fascinating, and hopefully within the telling of the tale, the past and present were realised in a way that had a level of uniqueness.

With LAST KISS, as a writer, I was brought somewhere else entirely. I'm probably still too close to it right now, but to say it tested me would seem reasonable. Within all three novels, the killer's voice featured predominately, but within LAST KISS, this element went up a level.

It will be interesting to see how it is received, but good or bad, I couldn't have written it any other way.

Now, off to pick up my life, get some food into the house, find a floor under the mess, say hello to my family, and any friends that are still around after me ignoring them for a considerable about of time, take care of the work backlog, and remember to do a bit of living!


  1. Great stuff. When you're finished hoovering and shopping we must meet for vino and a chat :)


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