I've started a new book -- The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Murders. (If you don't know what a MPDG is, you should look it up. :)
I'm thinking that will probably be the sub-title, not the main title, eventually. It's not really a comedy, or satire, and I think that's kind of what the title promises.
A funny thing has happened. I've made a discovery. Any story that I can come up can be turned into a horror story. Because everything can be covered by a horror archetype. Any genre form can be used.
Horror is wide open, as far as I'm concerned. I'm really liking it.
I had the idea for a murderous MPDG first, then realized it fell right into the idea of a Succubus. So there it is, a story I can really dig into.
The Last Fedora happened in a similar way. I had the idea for the main character and how he interacts first, then realized that he was a Golem.
I wrote a quick 2340 words on the new book, without even trying, so apparently the story wants to be written. They're the second and third chapters, actually. I saved up the first chapter, which I pretty much have in my head. Will write that today.
Oh, I love it when I get an idea that wants to be written!
It will be a challenge. In a MPDG story the dialogue needs to be clever without being too cute, and I've never felt dialogue is one of my strong points.
I think it is going to need some gentle tweaking.
5 days ago