I always intended to revisit Maggie. Back when I wrote Episode One and John was having that conversation with his wife, I knew that Maggie’s day was a traumatic one (unfortunately for her, it gets worse).
In this universe where we know that we won’t be alive tomorrow, I wanted to write an episode that was entirely a conversation between two people.
When you write a novel, above everything else it takes a lot of time. Or at least it does the way I write. Unfortunately, and I mean that here from a literary point of view, I have a full time job, hobbies and a life outside my iPad (laptop has seen better days so most of my written work now happens on the pad). It just means that that feeling of euphoria when you have finished something, when the task as epic as writing a novel is finally complete, well, that payoff is a long time coming. Of course when it arrives it’s massive. Properly joyous. But it’s the journey; and it’s a journey.
It’s funny where inspiration strikes. I remember so clearly where the idea for my short story series The Last Day came from.