Monday, January 31, 2011
But then one morning as I was taking a shower an idea for a sort of beauty and the beast type story came to me, and I quickly raced out of the bathroom, soaking wet and dripping all over the place, to jot down some ideas that had been dancing around in my head as I washed my hair. (I know. It's a bit weird, but this is the way things come to me, even concerning my day job.)
From those jottings came the book Stolen Destiny. It didn't end up as a beauty and the beast variation, but that's how it started. And that book flowed even better than the first had. I would get home as quickly as possible from work to get back to it because I'd have ideas popping around in my brain all day while I was supposed to be teaching freshmen history. I could barely keep up with the ideas!
As I was finishing the book, I knew I wanted to write a sequel that would focus on one of the characters who didn't get a HEA. He was so wonderful to write because he was the villain that I couldn't just let him fade away into the sunset, so I planned on getting back to him later. First, I had another sequel idea that I wanted to get to.
But anyone who knows me can tell you that I rarely am able to just do one thing at a time and before I knew it, I had ideas for both sequels. So now, almost three months later, sequel two is about half way completed, and sequel three is about 2/5 completed. And each day the ideas keep coming so I race home to write, just as I did with Stolen Destiny.