As I have for the past few years, once again I’m going to try and put out 50,000 words.
The title of the novel will be “Betrayal”, though that might change as the novel progresses. Sometimes a better title comes to me later on in the writing.
It’s another spy thriller, though with a slightly different angle this time, and I’ve spent the last few days working on an outline which is, to say the least, very general at the moment.
I know how it will start.
I know how it will end, or at least I think I do. Having an end in mind is quite new for me because I tend to write and see where it goes, like being in the reader’s seat and not knowing what will happen next.
Over the next few days I will refine the cast of characters and then work on some of the introductory plot points.
Right now, as I’m writing this, I can see a rather dank prison cell somewhere in Moscow, where one of the main characters is languishing.
The other, in rather different circumstances, has just got through the throes of a semi amicable divorce and is considering how the next chapter of his life is going to be written.
That, of course, could change in the next twelve hours, after I’ve slept on it.
It’s now 2am here and time to get some sleep (or either pleasant or unpleasant dreams, depending on the character whose shoes I want to step into).