This week I've plunged back into Ram and Will's world to get stuck in to book 2 of the Serial Investigations series.
I actually had the full outline finished and a little bit of text underway by the time Bloodless was published, but now we're really cracking on! My wordcount goal is to be at 16,000 words by the end of this week.
Meanwhile, Bloodless is still going strong! Here's a screenshot of the highest position we've held in the top category so far:
Yep, #6! And not far behind V.L. McDermid either, which as a crime writer is definitely not a bad place to be.
I saw a Twitter post earlier this week about how Peter James gets down to write, and thought I'd share my own thoughts on my creative process.
I like to set up in the afternoon and do a good stretch of 4 or 5 hours in one go. I'm useless in the mornings and way too hyperactive and easily-distracted at night! As for music, I used to use it always and now never do. It can sometimes give me jumping-off points for inspiration, especially when I'm looking at creating a specific mood, but now I find it more of a distraction. Actually, now that I think about it, when I write I'm enclosed in my own little world: I couldn't tell you what kind of noises are going on around me, because what I'm hearing is the action taking place.
Finally, I've got some new short fiction up on Medium! This is an older piece which was written for a contest entry, and I decided it was high time for it to get its own place in the sun. I'm wanting to get back into writing short fiction pieces on perhaps a monthly basis. It's a lot of fun and a great way to flex those writing muscles, too.
Here's the link to read it: https://medium.com/@rhiannondaverc/standstill-sandsail-c483bb67b8ed