How the book got written

I decided to go in for the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which encourages you to write a novel of 50,000 words or more in a month. This is, as you might imagine, somewhat of a challenge, but I actually managed to knock out about 52,000 words in November which formed the basis (and not the end) of Red Wheels Turning.

I was lucky – the result turned out to be a coherent story, even if incomplete – and I decided to dig it out and finish it off at about 63,000 words, as well as adding a few more characters and plot twists. It now fits very firmly into the Beneath Gray Skies timeline, and will also act as a prequel to another more complex book that is in the process of becoming, involving Russia (again) and prominent Bolsheviks, as well as Brian Finch-Malloy and Maria Petrova.