I was not seven minutes into the High Strangeness podcast before I’d turned it off and was making notes for The Devil and Lady Midnight.
I’m not exactly COMMITTED to writing it. Not yet. In my mind, my sole commitment is to my novel edits. But at night, when I’d normally be playing Scrabble while listening to the same Georgette Heyer book for the umpteenth time “to relax,” or whatever, if I happen to try something new, like this podcast, and it happens to make me sit down with my journal and jot some notes long-hand, that is… is actually a relief.
It doesn’t feel like work. It feels like getting away with something.
So. The Devil and Lady Midnight.
Is it going to be serialized radio/podcast theatre? Is it going to be serialized live Zoom-specific theatre? Is it going to be a play in eight short shocking sections? I STILL DON’T KNOW.
But I think I have a structure.
And I have the old, old one-act whence the story seed arises.
It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul.