Wednesday, 4 January 2012


A belated Happy New Year to all!

I had intended to open 2012 with a new slate - this in the form of having put the Demi-Monde saga finally to bed - but being an inveterate tweaker I'm still struggling to finished the the last book, 'The Demi-Monde: Fall'. It's almost there, just the glossary to polish and then it'll be in beta read mode. Probably tooooooooo long at 194,000 words (about a third thicker than the first three books) but there was a lot to cram in. What I've done is separate it into two parts - one mainly set in the Demi-Monde and one in the Real World - so effectively it's two books in one.

Am I happy with it? Difficult question to answer. I worry that the denouement - and I'm bringing a lot of story arcs together at the end - might be too convoluted and I'm tempted to include a second Epilogue to give some character resolution but that might just be over-egging the pudding. I'll decide after the next read thru.

Once 'Fall' is finally put to bed then I'll turn my thoughts about what to write next. I'm trying to chose between a SF whodunit series featuring a pair of characters called Rocco Rockman and his sidekick, JenniFur; a pulp SF series about invaders from Mars; or a stand-alone story about South Africa set in 2025. I might do them in reverse order.

New Year's Resolution; none of 'em is going to be longer than 120,000 words! I'm done with big books.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the long Fall! I love long books!:)