The latest novel is taking shape. I’ve discussed what it is about with a few people and they seem to think the idea is interesting. This makes me excited to complete it.
It’s quite a bit different from what I’d been doing with the Outsider series. First of all it’s in the third person. This leads to much more fiddly bits to work on for the background. Another is the tone. It’s more full of dread, and has a sense of drama and is more tense. While we never knew much about the Outsiders, there was always a sense that they could be beaten. In this new book, we know very little, and keep trying to find out what is going on. We don’t even know if the enemy we see is who we should be worried about, or if it’s those the main character is working with.
Once more it’s dealing with death, slightly, but the perspective is more closely related to those the story is about instead of being apart of the background. I’d outline the whole book to you here, but what would be the fun of knowing before you read? I might spoil surprises, and no one wants that, right?
With Outsider I was trying to write something different. There were motivations, and there were worries, but the tone was supposed to be more light-hearted. It gets a bit more tense at the end, but in the beginning it was just a call to action. Starship started Michael down the path of doubt and worry, but Warship. Oh Warship. I love that book. Even if you don’t really enjoy the first two, get to Warship. I promise it’s fun. It might even lead into more stories about that universe. I’m excited to write more about it, but I want to work on a few different worlds first.
It may take some time, but if there is a ground swelling of fans that want more from that universe I’ll put off some of what I’m doing now to make sure your happy. It’ll make me happy to come back, I miss the people I made in those books. Maybe some back stories would be called for, but I’ve exciting things to do in a future world in that universe.
I hope you enjoy reading my little books, and I look forward to hearing from each of you.
What I’ve published
The Outsider Series
Link to my author page on Amazon – hhttp://www.amazon.com/Steven-Oaks/e/B00MEGSEZ6
Link to the Deathship book in the CreateSpace store – https://www.createspace.com/5023771
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Update – 1,009 words written in the new novel.
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― Philip Pullman
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