Nowadays, the books most teens tend to head for at their local bookstore all have one thing in common – they’ve been written no more than 20 years ago, usually less. I can understand this; from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, from authors such as John Green and George R.R. Martin to horror stories and high school romances – we teens have a huge variety of fiction to read and re-read.
It's the last day of the month and the last day of 2015, which means that this is my very last residence post. Sob. But it's going to be okay, we are going to get through the last few hours until the fireworks are finished, all the crackers are gone and there's only that weird cheese you found in the back of the fridge left on the cheese plate. (That one with the weird dry crust that you told your friends was French, but in fact is just really old Coon.)
Here is the second instalment of the opening chapter of ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP. This is an exclusive preview for Inside a Dog and has never been made public until now, so enjoy. If you missed the first installment, you can read it here.
ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP - Chapter One continued
Below is a sneak peek at the first (unedited) chapter of One Would Think the Deep.
ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP
Hello! For the last few posts I have been full of empty promises about my next book. Today I plan to fulfill these and mend the path of destruction wrought by my frivolous ways. I'm sorry. Deep breath and here we go:
Hey there, people of the bloggersphere!
So, remember how in the last post I promised to share the playlist for my next book? I did that so I wouldn’t wuss out and blog about something else, like how much I hate Santa Claus or that time I got concussion while on a panel at a writers’ festival. (We’ll get to that later in the month, I guarantee.) I get really weird and nervous about sharing stuff that I’ve been working on. I’ll pretty much do anything to avoid it. I even get funny about saying the title.
Hello! Thank you for taking some time out of pre-Christmas madness to visit my third guest blog. I realise that you could be spending this time picking out a tin of shortbreads for your Aunty Meryl or googling Turducken but instead you chose to visit Inside a Dog. I appreciate it. (Also, Turducken? No. Just, no.)
As with most aspects of writing, there are a lot of different approaches when it comes to formulating an imagined reality. For me, music is absolutely essential to writing. Over the course of the month I'll share each of the playlists behind my books, including the next one, One Would Think the Deep.