What Next After Mr. Nobody?
It's a very different book to Mr. Nobody. For a start, it's aimed at a younger reading age, 7 years+. It's also mad. There's a reason for that. I wrote it to appeal to my youngest daughter's crazy imagination, and I surprised myself.
I thought writing for a younger age group might feel constrictive because of the language and the plotline. It was just the opposite. I let my imagination go for it, and really enjoyed writing it.
I've had some crazy conversations about the book with people, while struggling with plotlines, or trying to get the action and dialogue just right. My favourite moment was at my regular writing group meeting. We'd discussed some beautiful poetry, hard-hitting historical fiction and an intense short story, then we turned to mine. An earnest conversation followed on how exactly a worm might walk...This week, I started writing the next in the series.
It will probably be a while until it's available to buy. I'd like to have the second in the series ready to launch soon after the first. I'd also like to see if I can interest any agents before going down the self-publishing route.
Mr. Nobody is still piquing interest. This week, I had a request from a primary school to come in and read and chat to the children on World Book Day. Another copy of Mr. Nobody has been dropped off on a Cumbrian peak as part of my Extreme Reading venture (http://www.extremereading.co.uk), and my Amazon reviews are growing. I've been asked if I'm going to write a sequel to Mr. Nobody. Possibly. I definitely want to write another book aimed at a similar readership, but I'm not sure yet if that will be the start of something completely fresh, or a new adventure for Katie.
In the meantime, I know that there are at least three in the current series I'm working on.
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