And it works. I think.
I was aiming for a particular voice style. Light hearted, curious and fascinating. Douglas Adams meets Terry Pratchett.
It may not be perfect, but I was reaching for a lofty goal. What I've got is good enough.
Well, it's a start.
What I wanted to do was come up with just a sample of the style. Like going to B&Q for a tiny pot of paint just to check that you like the final colour.
So I put together a few pages of a scene that had been buzzing around my head.
And I like.
I've entitled this blog post with the name I came up with for the short part that I have written.
I have some more ideas for scenes, a general idea of a plot with entangled threads of sub-plots involving interesting characters and a setting concept which has infinite scope.
It does sound too good to be true. It's one of those creations that feels more like a gift than an idea. A gift that I have to convert from a few sketchy insubstantial images into a living breathing reality.
Can I pull it off?
If I don't try, I'll never know.