Some of you have been eagerly awaiting the third Jenny Parker novel. Well, your wait is over. The ebook is available now and the paperback will follow shortly.
It’s actually the sixth novel I’ve completed, though the first three are unlikely to see light of day. It’s been about a year since I finished the first draft and entered the interesting phase of revising Limited Liability and having it edited.
I’ve begun to enjoy the process, particularly being told what works and what doesn’t, what needs writing and what needs leaving out. I’ve somehow got over the precious attitude I used to have. The one that compels me to protect every word as if it were sacrosanct and defend every paragraph as if my life depended on it.
As with Due Diligence and Proceeds of Crime the final version of Limited Liability is very different from the first draft. It’s better. It’s got more punch, more immediacy, more interesting things happening. And it’s much more coherent.
I love it when things go well and LL has turned out brilliantly, though I say so myself.
By the time I’d done with LL, I’d begun to think that Jenny Parker was finished with me and that came as something of a relief. I embarked on a different project, a novel called Funky Junk which I am co-writing with my friend Daragh. Now I’ve nearly completed this (and it’s going really well, I’ll tell you all about it soon) Jenny has popped up again and embarked on another series of breathtaking escapades. I don’t know where she gets the energy, I’m happy to be taken along on the ride.
So, Critical Analysis is in preparation and you can expect a fourth Jenny Parker novel in about a year.