For me, the rest of 2012 is all about the ghosts.
I'm just about to start work on my next novel, The Quiet Room. I expect to have a good working draft finished by September, so that my agent can start sending it out to various publishers. The novel is an expansion of my award-winning story What They Hear in the Dark, and I'm very excited about it. A modern, character-driven ghost story, I'm hoping this might be the one to take me to the next level.
After that I'll be writing my second ghost story of the year.
This Tuesday I was appoached to write a novel by a US publisher I've wanted to work with for several years. Within twenty-four hours, we had the contract signed and the synopsis agreed, and I had my first advance payment in the bank. That's the quickest piece of business I've ever done.
The novel will be called The Bones of You, and I'm afraid I can't say much more about it than that right now, other than it will be released in a beautiful limited edition hardback.
This means the rest of my writing year is spoken for. I'll be taking on very few other projects until I get these novels done.