Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A new book (untitled) is under way

What a year this has been. I'm just about fully recovered from major surgery -- after having already recovered from major eye surgery -- and I've started a new book. It's absolutely nothing like anything I've written before. In fact, that's one of my problems. People always ask: 'What is your genre?' It seems that authors who stick to a theme -- a genre -- can acquire a set of followers who know what to expect. But unless you call 'New Zealand fiction' a genre I don't have a fixed genre. A disadvantage? I don't know. At least I'm free to write whatever I like in any manner or style I choose. Anyway, I've started a new book, it doesn't have a title yet, and it's many months (up to a year) away from being finished, but I'm enjoying the writing so that's always a good sign.