The Renamed Trilogy
July 21st, 2013
This new trilogy is officially called the Hidden series – but it could just as well be called the Renamed series.
Ice Breaker started off as Ice Breaker, then became Frozen, then went back to Ice Breaker. Claw started off as Children of the Claw (a name that I was never wildly excited about), then shortened to just Claw. Now it has become Sunker, mainly because that fits in better with Ice Breaker and Fetcher. Who knows where they will all end up?
So – I’ve started the second draft of (ahem) Sunker. I like second drafts, because I always write a lot of rubbish in the first draft and this is where I get to clear most of it out, so you can see the good stuff underneath. It’s a bit like getting out the brushcutter and clearing the gorse and the bracken and unwanted weeds from an overgrown garden. 🙂
The idea of Sunker has also changed quite a bit. Originally I was going to write three novels that were connected, but were about different characters. But it was too hard to leave Petrel and Fin behind – the main characters from Book 1. So now they’re in the second book as well, and they’re also going to be in the third book, which everyone who has read the first book (namely my agent and my publishers – and me of course!) is pleased about.
Meanwhile, it is bucketing with rain in Lauderdale. I went for a walk very early this morning and got caught in it, which was rather fun, so now my clothes are drying in front of the fire, as is Harry-le-beau, who came inside and tried to jump up on my lap. Apart from the smell of wet cat, which now fills the house, I’m very pleased about the rain. It has been dry here for far too long.