I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the gap between the last two chapters of After December.
Today I started “Letters from Spain,” the collection of correspondence from Brian while in Spain.
It’s got emails he sent to Tony, his parents, Joel. It’s got some notebook pages of stories he tried to write. Letters he never sent to Kacie and Melissa. I can tell those stories here.
I’ve always wanted to write an epistolary novel and I think Brian’s time in Spain might be just the right way to do that. Working through the structure and what, exactly, he’ll get out of the novel. He’s got demons to exorcise and some growing up to do.
I’m excited he’s back. But I still have 2000 words left to finish the NaNoWriMo project I started this month. I need to shhhhhh Brian for a few days at least to get that one sewn up.
But YAY! 2000 words in Brian’s 2nd novel and I’m thrilled to see him again.