A brief post, today, as I’m running a little behind.
This morning, I got back to work on the outlines for The Dummy. I’ve now resigned myself to the fact that the outlines alone are not going to be a short project. I already have thirty single-spaced pages of notes and my central character (the eponymous dummy) is, at this stage, only eight years old. Given that the novel is intended to span his entire life — and that he lives to about eighty… well, the maths are scary. The outline itself will qualify as a “big book”! Three hundred single-spaced pages anyone?
There’s no doubt in my mind, now, that this will have to be a series of books.
The upside is that these are characters and situations I most definitely want to spend a long time with.