I have rejected the idea of rewriting my old novels in favour of starting something new. Freshening up the old stuff would be a much quicker way of getting some more titles on my list but I really don’t feel like going back over old ground. A lot of it was written during dark times and, although the subject matter is not a reflection of the ‘darkness’, looking back at it stirs up memories and feelings that are unwelcome now that I am happier than ever before. Whilst not all the chapters of ‘The Rise of Serge and the Fall of Leo’ are entirely cheerful, I hope that the light tone of the narrative keeps the sad parts from being too heavy.
I am still at the research stage – making sure that the new story is plausible before I start writing it. This makes me appreciate how lucky we are to have the internet with so much information so readily available. Past projects involved Saturday morning visits to the library in a bid to get my facts right and I can still remember the satisfaction of coming home with a book that had a page or two on the subject I was researching. Now I have too many pages than I have time to read; about any subject under the sun. The sun is still shining. Pity about all the flies that come with it ;<)