Another Book Off The Blocks
My latest book is completed now and sent off to see what fate awaits its next, so it’s hard to say too much about it, but here’s a quick overview.
This book is set in London and has two principle larger-than-life characters, who I hope will make kids laugh an awful lot. That has been so important to me, ever since I gave my creative writing workshops and I hope that I’ve achieved it.
Although the characters are not human, as such, they are oh so human, in many ways. When I started the book, I think I began on a tack that was overcomplicating things. Whilst I didn’t divulge what I was up to, a conversation I had in Bologna this year, with my friend Abdul, about a completely different book, saw me scurrying back to my hotel room for some late night rewriting. What resulted was easier and much better!
The book also draws a tiny bit on my history background. Whilst it’s not a ‘historical’ book, by any stretch of the imagination, the start of the plot is rooted in the history I first studied, when arriving as a Fresher at Cambridge. A strategy employed by the two main characters then draws upon what I learned last at Cambridge! I knew all this would come in handy one day!
Last night, I got terribly excited, because I realised just how easy it would be to base a board game on the plot of this story – not to mention Apps and lot of other things. I love board games, and have long wanted to devise one – as has my mother! I’ve struggled to think how to do that with other books, but the layout of this one is actually already in my head.
So that’s about all I can say. It’s a waiting game for at least a month now … and I’m not terribly good at that, but getting a lot better, it has to be said!