This time last year I suddenly started writing book 7. It wasn’t really scheduled, in fact I knew what I really ought to be doing was editing the first in my other series. But the story had come to me, and needed to be written – at least enough to get the idea down on paper. Okay, in my computer. The strange things was that the Willoughby the character is based on passed away suddenly (and shockingly) while I was writing it. I’d woken up with this urgent need to get on with it, then afternoon came, and news from New York that the guinea pig had gone. I carried on writing his story for the rest of the month, until I got to the point where I needed to stop and plan.
Most of the rest of 2015, I was busy with other projects but thinking of Willoughby’s story. I realised that I really have to write the final book in the series as well to make sure it all comes together. I make notes every now and then. I spot things I want to include. Characters drop in and leave again. I drop teasers onto this website for you. I was too busy to get on with the book.
But once I’ve published the Perihelix, I’ll be back to writing the Chronicles of Willoughby the Narrator – and drafting the final book in the series, provisionally called Princelings Revolution. At one time I had a book in mind called the Chronicles of Castle Marsh, but it turned into Willoughby’s book in order to have a proper protagonist adventure/mystery – which is what the others are, really. Together the two final books should do what I was thinking of for The Chronicles of Castle Marsh.
The big question is… how can Fred and George make good on their promise to Hugo at the end of Book 1?
Watch this space!