Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What next?

Having recently finished my second 'publication-worthy' manuscript (and I don't give such titles to everything I've written), my key goal is of course to get it represented, preferably by an agent, then published, preferably by a publisher. My next goal is to keep writing though. Writing is my drug - I can't stop after finishing one hit. So I thought I'd ramble about my plans for the near future, if only to get a list going for myself...

- Firstly, I have been researching other novels whilst completing AHM and have now started extending said research. I have carefully decided out of 2 of my better ideas which novel will be tackled next, though I will continue researching for the other choice too as it involves a lot of locations around the world I hope to travel to soon. For the novel I've chosen, practical research will now come into play - the fun stuff, though I still take it seriously (a little). I'll be cruising around Western Australia to soak in some sites perfect for a bit of terror (the novel is a thriller with key elements of horror, mostly fear). I'll be learning how to handle and fire a gun (can't wait), and much more... won't give too much away for now.

- When I finished my last novel, I had an outpouring of ideas for future novels for about a week straight. This time round, I have had lots of ideas for short stories - well, at least 10 good ones so far. So, although I would mostly like to push my career as a novelist, I know that getting your name out anywhere helps your cause, and so I will start writing these short stories and getting them out there...

That's not all I have planned, but that's a long ramble already, so... now you know I take my writing very seriously, even though I'm not a professional yet.

Oh yeah, and if anyone has any ghost stories from Perth, Western Australia, I am starting to get a little database of them going, so I'd love to hear from you.


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