Lishman said what I sort of already knew – stick to one genre. I don’t, of course, having written everything from YA to fantasy, action/thriller, books about teaching, and kitchen-sink-realism short stories.

But lately I’ve mainly been writing either YA novels or high-concept thrillers (though the most recent YA was also a fantasy story, of sorts), so maybe after two decades of scattergun writing, it’s boiling down to a couple of things.

I’m taken by the idea of writing short, contemporary, realistic, thrillers. And I’m thinking TV series rather than movie, so a series of 80-page novellas rather than a 300+ page novel.

I have an idea that I’m working on.

I was supposed to be having a rest from storytelling but I just can’t stop…