I started work in earnest in the last two weeks on my second novel.
Titled "HYBRID MACKENZIE (AND THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL)" - It's an ambitious project for me to say the least.
Three books, all telling the same story - for three different and unique age groups. A round of fables told as if by Chinese Whispers - so one account will be full and comprehensive - telling the entire legend of a story, aimed at adults 18+, then the same story but filtered as though a fairy tale for a teen audience and young adult, then a third retelling where we filter down to a children's story - a picture-book, telling the very heart and essence of the story.
The idea is one which will take a lot of time, not least of which because it is also being illustrated in all three versions by myself as well!
I intend to take my time to get it right, but i am incredibly happy and proud of the work i have done so far. A solid foundation for the rest of the novel. One which loses ONE MAN AND HIS DOGMA'S non-linear narrative, and instead, tells a straight line story with a beginning, middle and end all told in sequence, with very few (if any at all) tangents along the way.
I intend to share snippets with you as we get into the story - and my intention will be to share the first chapter when the book is completed... But expect updates as we move forward!
Thank you again to all who purchased ONE MAN... still a few copies remain with me, so they will be signed and numbered (limited 250 in total) and illustrated with a doodle in every copy, should you wish to get a copy for a loved one or yourself at Christmas!
For now, i leave you all again, but big love to all, and take of yourself and each other... Its a mean old world at the minute, and a bit of love would never go amiss.