WIP report: 22 Mar 2022


Currently: 4,000/50,000 words

PROJECT CLAY is underway and currently sitting at 4k words. I was dubious about this novel at first, because the concept seemed (even to me) so far-fetched and it combines several elements I wouldn’t instinctively call my strengths.

But “who dares wins”, right? Or at least it couldn’t hurt to have a go. One thing I think I do reasonably well is finding ways to connect things that don’t conventionally go together. Plus, there are a lot of things I’d like, as a reader, for there to be more of in the world that’s perhaps too weird or too niche to produce en masse. So here I am, attempting to produce this odd story myself in my small corner of existence.

I wish I could tell you more at this stage, but for the sake of my sanity, I’ll not blog it just yet, as I’d hate to paint myself into a corner while the first draft is still in progress.

One thing I can tell you is that this book will be coming out in 2023, because that’s when I promised some people I would have it ready by on the proviso that they’d tell me when in 2023 that would be. Which they haven’t yet, so all I can do is hope it’s not 1st January 😅