After a bit of a trying day yesterday (not something I can currently discuss here, though nothing half as distressing as that possibly makes it sound!… email me if you want the dirt ), I today woke up with a complete novel — i.e. a beginning, a middle and an end — bouncing around in my old bonce. It was unexpected, demanding (in the sense that it really got my attention) and extremely welcome.
Now, I know some of you might be expecting me to say that I therefore abandoned my latest outline, the third outline I’ve attempted in, more or less, as many months, and started outlining this novel. But I didn’t. Instead, I abandoned my latest outline and started writing the novel itself.
A psychological thriller with the working title Tomorrow Will Come and It Will Be Just Like Today (yes, I know it’s a long title but I kind of like it… thoughts?), it’s already promising to be as dark as I want it to be, intense, claustrophobic, violent and, hopefully, emotionally complex. In short, a challenging but enjoyable novel to write.
I’ve opted for a third person narrative restricted to the two central characters. I haven’t written in the third person at length for a few years and, to be honest, it’s like a breath of fresh air. I know I’m going to enjoy this one!
I may post the first chapter when it’s complete later this week.