My next novel is well underway. It’s a spy mystery with some very human monsters, heroines and quite a lot of swearing. I have a working title for it that it both biblical and general. Right now I’m calling the book The Assumption.
I’ll be publishing work in progress here. I’m even thinking about a newsletter to keep you up to date. Yes, both of these activities are to gather criticism and take note of it. And quite obviously I hope they’ll raise interest in the book among readers, agents and ‘real’ publishers who can do this marketing work for me.
Here are some outtakes and sketches, and even a finished section or two. I think these reflect the process of constructing the book.
Aunt Bernadette – meet a monster
An early draft of our narrator – the narcissist
A deleted piece reborn for you
Off the ferry in Dún Laoghaire – love and clouds
The after party – the formation of a character
You can also buy my first novel after reading a few chapters for free.