I am working on a full-scale pitch and proposal for a new novel, an attempt at getting a foot in the door with a high-profile publisher, with a target of 75.000 words, possibly as a first in a series (and yes, I’ve got ideas already about where the series might be going).
This is different from what I usually do, and I am putting together
- full outline
- chapters and scene breakout
- character sketches
- first draft of the first two chapters
- cover letter explaining why this is so cool and why am the right guy to write it, and who’s gonna shell out their hard cash to buy it, and love it
Normally I do things a lot more loosely – I normally need just two of those things, say the characters and the outline.
While I am putting together the above package, I am also doing a preliminary research for the bits I might need to look into, and I’m collecting inspiration photos.
Which might give you an idea of what I’m trying to write.
More news will follow – and maybe an idea of soundtrack/music reference.
Watch this space.