Firstly: My Miraculous Escape.
I won't go into details - it involves batteries and a pincer maneuver involving Disco Kettle and my electric Shredder...
Mostly: Stupid, Stupid, Spin off.
Here is the problem.
I have taken a character from 9987, a minor character - so minor he only appears once - and I've moved him North. He is my new main character. He is mint. If a bit weird.
This in itself isn't a bit problem, I'm not writing a sequel. That would be really stupid.
Besides, everyone knows that Spin offs are always wildly successful. Always.
Anyway, my problem is this:
This is a different type of story, written in a different style, with brand new characters and in a brand new, if equally damp, setting.
And I can't stop myself from writing it as if I were still my nameless narrator.
This is a problem.
On the upside it's raining, quite heavily. Hopefully this will continue as I find I always write better when it's wet and miserable. And I have a new album to listen to which is suitably accoustically.
But I keep slipping into first person.
This is going to require some real discipline on my part. This is going to require some real coffee too.
Disco Kettle, lets get to work.
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