I sit at my writing desk awith notes and varous papers written about the characters in my series. I have lineage charts for Christian, Amanda, Josette as well as many character profiles. I pull up the Outline template and stare at the blank grid knowing what is to come.
Book Three in my series.
I write a lot and although I may not use all the materials in one particular book I keep everything because….well, because my characters speak to me loud and clear and one never knows when all their gabbing will suddenly coalesce into a chapter and a direction and suddenly I have material for my next novel.
My next novel is tentatively titled Eternal Hunger. As with all my book titles, they reference the emotional state of more than one character in the story. For example, in Immortal Obsession, there were several immortal characters who were obsessed with other vampires and in some cases with mortal men and women.
In Blood Tears, many of the vampires cried Blood Tears. No one vampire was immune to sadness and loss. Loss wraps itself around all the main characters like a beautiful mink shawl as they struggle to live and love while they travel from the calamitous eighteenth century to the present day. For some, the eighteenth century is just another pit stop in their long and complicated lives.
Anyway, here I sit as voices fill my head and I see their faces and their pain and I realize, it is time to start anew.