It’s been two weeks since the new Spectral Detective book dropped, so what have I been doing with that fortnight?
I mentioned before that my productivity has been hamstrung by certain events of late, the most notable of which being the closure of my toddler’s nursery. Apparently, the Office for Standards in Education takes a dim view of childcare institutions losing infants they’re in charge of, so when a kid took flight and went unnoticed for no small amount of time, they weren’t best pleased.
Six weeks. That’s how long I’ve had to look after my own child. SIX WEEKS. No parent should have to endure that. Not with a toddler. Not with a two-year-old tugging at their elbow making unreasonable demands like, “Please can I have some food, I’m so hungry”, and, “Is Daddy going to dress me today?”
Thankfully, the nursery has since made the improvements necessary to reopen, as demonstrated in the following photo:
hat was two weeks ago. Two weeks of glorious, unhindered writing. So back to the original question: what have I been working on this last fortnight?
I’m pleased to announce that the third Fletcher & Fletcher book is in full swing. Dread Spectre (for that’s what it’s called) is taking shape nicely. I just finished mapping out the first act, and I’m very excited to get stuck into the rest.
This one goes to some dark, unexpected places, and I’m already bursting to share it with you. But I won’t, because right now most of it is in my head, and that’s not a place you want to be.
So relax, tide yourself over with one of our previous titles if you like, and wait to hear what Matt’s been up to. What tormented wonders is he cooking up in that sleep-addled brain of his? What delicious horrors?