On Writing and Finishing a Trilogy

Over at Always Trust in Books I talk about the agony and the ecstasy of finishing off my Verity Fassbinder supernatural crime/urban fantasy trilogy.

Write a trilogy, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.


I should start by saying that the Verity Fassbinder series began as a standalone short story. ‘Brisneyland by Night’ was written at Clarion South in 2009 and caught the eye of someone who helpfully suggested it would make an excellent series if I could manage it.

Ignorance is not only bliss but also a kind of protective Teflon coating that blinds you to any real clue as to what you’re about to attempt. I had no idea what structure was, so turning ‘Brisneyland’ into Vigil took me roughly five years. Luckily for me, Jo Fletcher is patient.

Go here for the rest.

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