Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Obelisk


Nope, not a fat Gaul but the new arrival in my garden; thanks to the help of three hefty neighbours and some swearing, I now have a small menhir standing outside my writing shed.

This is good because it makes me ludicrously happy for some silly reason, but bad because it's one more thing to distract me when I should be writing :-(

However, the good news is that despite the arrival of the obelisk, I've (at last) started writing my new book. Four thousand words in, and so far we have three deaths and a funeral.

Business as usual then for Sedgwick? Maybe, but this one feels a bit different from recent books, I think more in the style of The Book of Dead Days, but as Ron Manager would say, it's early doors yet, game of two halves, anything could happen.

Which reminds me, it's only ten days till that greatest distraction from writing of all. The World Cup! Thank God it only comes every four years....

5 comments:

Becky said...

Ooh, a return to the style of The Book of Dead Days. I'm excited! After Blood Red, Snow White, TBDD is my favourite.

dex and bebe said...

We cant wait for that one!. Wish we had an obelisk but we dont have a garden. However if our mum stood really still in the lounge we would be nearly there. We also cant wait 4 world cup and are controversially a German house TTFN

Marcus Sedgwick said...

Dex and Bebe - Well, can Germany make the double after Eurovision? That's what we want to know!

Becky - I think I'm right in saying it's like Dead Days, it feels the same to write, but I'm probably the worst person to judge!

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ashdash2k8 said...

hey, i love your book my swordhand is singing, whats your fav book you've written?