Friday, 24 August 2012
By Richard Parker
Just like a thriller shouldn't allow you to draw breath I'm not giving myself any opportunity to allow my pulse to slow between books.
Having today delivered my polishes for my stand alone being published in April I'm straight on to my next thriller, the idea of which has already been given the enthusiastic thumbs up by my editor.
May sound frantic but in fact I've been working up the idea for some time and, now the decks are (momentarily) cleared, I can concentrate on getting some words down. I'm sure I'll still have to read next year's book a few more times before it's signed off but I'm looking forward to spending some hours with a new concept and characters.
Probably because us writers spend so much time waiting for feedback and news it's sometimes good to just get on with something new and exciting.
It's daunting to have your cursor flash on that first page again but this time next year I hope I'll be in the same position I am with the last.
Now, I've got the twist... Just need the 100,000 words that lead up to it.
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