There are approximately two and a half months left to write in 2006, and I hope to fill my calendar with at least one more book this year. Next month is National Novel Writing Month and I do believe I'm going to stop fighting the urge and get my creative groove on.
Last night, I woke up at 2 AM--my vampire characters were talking to me LOUDLY. I couldn't sleep they were chattering so! They suddenly had so much to say, I knew the only way to appease them would be to listen carefully. So I reached over, grabbed my spiral notebook off the nightstand, and started writing by the light of the digital clock.
One hour passed, then two... I put down my pen at four AM. Hubby and Mini boy were still asleep beside me. I closed the notebook, put it away, and feeling content, I went on to sleep.
This morning I was surprised by what I read. The notes are messy, but I managed page after page of dialogue, as well as two complete scenes. This is a book I had considered a while back, but put it off, not sure if I wanted to write it at all. Well, I woke up this morning feeling that drive again, and after reading the "transcripts" of my character's conversation, I feel it's definitely time to start working on another book. That book.
I have no idea what will come of this new story, whether the idea actually works as a plot, or if it will ever sell. I never know these things until I've written the last page of a manuscript, and even then, I'm never 100% positive. All I know for sure is that finally, finally the drained feeling that seemed to latch on to me after finished Wicked Temptation has lifted. The muses are talking to me again--and I'm so very glad!