As it's now September, I've moved on to the second of the three projects I'll be balancing - book one of two apocalyptic novellas. I'd like to write more novellas and make it a series, but only if the story calls for more. I've read trilogies were it's apparent the author forced a third book and it didn't quite work. I don't want to make that mistake.
This month's project is apocalyptic fiction, one of my favourite genres. It's hard trying to think of something fresh and original. I think I've got it. I guess it won't be until the beta readers get hold of it that I'll know whether it's different enough from what's already out there. Expect nail-biting to commence once I reach that stage.
I've decided to be a tease and give you a taster of the cover for book one. Hope you like it!
Talking of apocalypses, I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead and anything related to zombies. The more blood and guts, the better. Earlier today two friends sent me a link to something that nearly had me punching the air with happiness. The nearest city to where I live holds an annual zombie walk. How cool is that, and how did I not know?
Exeter's 4th Annual Zombie Walk is being held on October 31st. I really want to go. All I need now is to find some local friends willing to join me, and get made up as zombies.
How do you decide the length of a book? Do you set out to reach a certain word limit or does the story sometimes dictate the length? Are you a fan of the apocalyptic genre? Have you done or would you like to do a zombie walk? As always, I'd love to know your thoughts.