Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Writer as Time Traveller...

Several years ago I wrote a novel that I mistakenly called Steampunk. It was one of the best things I have written and got lots of interest from publishers. For whatever reason, it was not taken up.

Travel forward about six years and two published novels later and I find myself thinking 'okay then - what am I going to do for novel three?' It is a no brainer, really. Take all that experience I have gained and re-work Steampunk...

So The Bone Surfers is born. The thing is, a novelist's first published novel is not necessarily the first thing they have ever written. It may not even be the best thing they have ever penned. Like me, they have probably written loads before and one or two may be complete gems. So when book three comes out and critics think, hey - he's really improved, I'll be thinking - nah, he's just been time traveling.

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