With Ritual of Blood now out, and The Witch of Primrose Hill with a new cover, I'm now concentrating on the new writing projects I've got on the horizon, as well as trying to promote myself and my work as best I can.
As far as writing goes I have that pretty much planned out, though getting it done does seem to be troublesome at the moment. I've had Falling Star badger me to be written ever since I came up with the basic plot idea, which was actually around the development of the character, Star. She seemed to have a story to tell, but it wasn't going to be her doing the telling, it was going to be Katie, as she discovers increasing more disturbing things about this girl who she has befriended. The format for Falling Star is also something new to me, numerous short chapters instead of less, longer ones. From the moment this book began to form in my mind I knew that it could be the best novel I've done to date, and I hope it will live up to the expectations I have for it.
The revised 2nd edition of Killing Time has also starting knocking on my creative door. Most of the people I have spoken to who have read this book really enjoyed it, and find it pretty scary. My editor when it was first published in 2004 said that the first chapter was the most intense one she had ever read, and wondered what the rest of the book was going to bring, and as she read through it, the pay off at the end really warranted such an opening.
I'm looking forward to going through it again, I haven't read it since it was published, and improving it where I can as I did for Ritual of Blood.
I am also going to be writing some more short stories from Ramton Gallow in between, and offering them free on my website (in PDF format), as well as posting them on my Authors Den page. The second Ramton Gallow short story - The Trunk Under the Stairs - will by ready in a couple of weeks time.
Once Falling Star and Killing Time are done, I shall be working on the second Ramton Gallow Mysteries novel. With the series running to five so far, though it will probably be more, I have a lot ahead of me, which part of me is looking forward to, and another part of me is dreading.
Roll on 2010.