Alexander Gordon Smith

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A Surprise New Book!

A week or so ago I started writing something new. It started off as a joke, and was exceptionally silly, but then the idea took shape and I realised the project had legs, albeit very bendy legs that struggled to walk in a straight line. Anyway, I’ve just finished the first draft of the new book which, at 15,000 words, is probably a tad long. I’ll let it sleep for a day or two then go through it. It’s totally different to anything I’ve written before, but it’s great fun and it might just end up going somewhere! For anyone interested, the book is actually written by The Bogey Brothers – which is me and my little brother Jamie (who co-wrote The Inventors). He came up with the main jist of the story. But the great thing about this book is not the story itself, but the way it is told. Maybe I’ll post the first couple of chapters up here sometime soon and you can let me know what you think!

That’s two books written this year, although they have both been very short. Oh, and a picture book too. One more to go to meet my annual target!

Inspired!

Feeling very inspired after the Darren Shan news, I finally got round to finishing a book that I’ve been working on for a while now. It’s a series for younger readers, tentatively called The Ghoultown Gazette. It’s a horror comedy series, and the first book is called Attack of the Shadow Demons. I haven’t really written for this age group before so I’m not sure if the book works, but I’ve sent it off to my agent Sophie and have my fingers and toes firmly crossed! I also sent off a picture book that I’ve been writing, which is just a bit of fun, really, but quite sweet! I’ll let you know if anything happens!

I’ve also started work on a new story, for teens again. The idea just hit me last week and I rolled with it. I’m not really sure where it’s going, yet, but I’m really keen on the story and the two main characters, Caleb and Amaya. It’s horror, of course, and I think it’s going to get quite gory. But that’s the way I like it!!! The first chapter has Caleb biting a dog on the nose!!

It feels good to be getting a bit of momentum with the writing again, it’s been such a busy year of shows and editing that I’m way behind when it comes to producing new stuff!