As I mentioned in my newsletter, I’ve given up on NaNoWriMo (again) but I’ve not given up on the story I was writing. Conversations with Dead Serial Killers is coming along nicely but I’m no longer trying to write it to fit in with the restrictions of NaNoWriMo.
Conversations with Dead Serial Killers is going to be my first full-length work in a couple of years. The characters are growing and developing as I work on the story and, similarly, the story is becoming more complex and supported by its own internal logic. As Henry James put it in The Art of Fiction: “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?”
This means I’m going to be blogging a little more than I have been doing recently and one of the subjects I’ll be blogging about will be serial killers. This should come as no surprise to those who’ve seen that the title is Conversations with Dead Serial Killers, and I think I can use this as a place to leave my notes and get a better understanding of some of the background players in the forthcoming novel. I’m hoping you guys are as excited about this one as I am.