Rethinking Concepts

It’s been a while since I posted, but I suspect there are very few people that noticed.  I’m okay with talking in an echo chamber for right now.  I’m still figuring stuff out.

Including, it seems, the concept for the new novels.  I’m staring at starting from scratch again.

I need to make a decision and that’s where the problem lies.

I enjoy spy novels.  My favourite authors are mostly spy thriller writers (le Carré, Bagley–sometimes, among others).

On the other hand, I really like damn good caper stories, which have faded away from the scene a lot these days.   I’m thinking of Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise series of novels in particular, which were all enormous fun to read.  There’s never really been anyone else like him–or Modesty.

I also like a really good hard boiled detective story, and there’s never enough of those around.

I also grew up reading Alistair MacLean.

I’m strongly leaning toward the international spy thriller novel, but the scope is daunting.  Maybe that’s a good thing.

I think I’m suffering from shiny object syndrome.

Time to retest my concept…

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