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Jaeson Smith to have his own novel!

Posted by tammywilding , 14 October 2016 · 592 views

I've pulled my 1920's Private Eye, out of Metacosmoclypse, and Hand & Eye, and am giving him his own novel!


It's actually really hard. The Fantasy writing is quite easy, because, if I don't know something, I can make it up!


1920's America, phew, that's something else.


Anyway, the story picks up with Jaeson and his oppo Charles, in New Orleans, after the final events in Hand & Eye, he's trying to tie up loose ends, the disappearance of Lizzie Bishop for one, sort out just what or who killed Adrien Narcisse, and get to the bottom of the mysterious Persephone Edwards.


7,921 words in so far.......

14 Oct 2016 08:21 AM

By pull out I mean he's getting his own thing, I haven't removed him from the earlier novels! That would mess up the storylines completely!

28 Oct 2016 10:24 AM

I've reached 31,400 words, about ninety pages in. I keep hitting roadblocks and then the next day, a solution presents itself.

It's an interesting process. It is quite a challenge to create a Lovecraftian atmosphere, and yet have your own style, and voice, at the same time.

I'm writing it from the point of view of the Detective character, so there's no direct reference to monster names, because he doesn't know what they are called (yet). I'm avoiding Mythos info dumps, which is one thing that has put me off a couple of Authors over the years.

I like dark humour, perhaps unfortunately, so there's one or two bits, people would either enjoy, or hate like marmite.

Still it's all good fun.