Unbeknown to me I’ve just been sketching out ideas for book No.5. Originally it was going to be another Young Adult because I’ve already written the first paragraph for that and I thought I’d want to move on with it – but there’s this guy sitting in a suit in a pub who’s getting really fed up with waiting for his story to be told.
So I’m afraid it’s going to have to happen.
Maybe I’ll do a tandem write – is that possible?
I can watch two TV programmes at once (if there’s adverts on one) so surely I could write two books at once? Does the idea lean too much towards a literary ménage a trois?
I can’t get arrested for it.
I could end up with weird scenes in my head and there’s already enough of them to contend with.
Mood swings wouldn’t be unusual anyway. Who’d notice?
The pregnant teenager could wait, couldn’t she? She’s a patient sort, but this guy is tapping his feet now and demanding attention. He needs to get on with his story and I’m the only one who can help him.
This might result in the longest gestation period in the (ok, fictional) world for the patient teenager.
Ok. Finger nails cut (faster typing), weekend’s here. Sun’s out so where else would I be but in the smallest room in the house with a million words in my head waiting to fall out onto the screen?