Sunday, October 9, 2011

True Confessions

Alright. I have a mega confession.

It is incredibly and utterly embarrassing.

Are you ready? Do you think you can handle it?

So, for the past two weeks I haven't written a word in my epic tale The Memory Rune. Not one word. And no, I haven't given up writing in exchange for a hobby of underwater basket weaving. Not that. I have simply been working on something else. Another book. Perhaps more embarrassing than underwater basket weaving.

Are you ready? This is the big confession part....

It is a story about . . . vampires. 

I know. Ick. Gross.
                         
Yet unbelievably addicting. 

I started this project two weeks ago and today I reached the 50,000 word mark. That's fourteen days of writing and 50,000 words.

I am somewhat embarrassed. Well, a lot embarrassed. Mainly because vampires are so cliche and excessively overdone. Yet, I can't stop writing it. Ergo, despite the topic, I love it. And I'm kind of proud of it. Yeah, that's right. Proud.

Not to toot my own horn or pretend like a book about vampire hunters can be all that incredible. But I love it. I find it fantastically entertaining. My characters are catchy. They are easy. And they are completely writing their own story. Sometimes I am writing a scene that I plan to take one way until a character blindsides everyone. They are raw and real. And I am really attached.          

You should know that all of the main characters are human . . . at least for now.

Are you mocking yet? Because you should. Really. You should.

When I set out to write a book two years ago, I made a promise that I would not write a book about vampires. I thought this was a promise I intended to keep, but one day I opened a new word document and the words started spilling on the page. And they have continued to spill.

This is a temporary hiatus from my main novel. In two weeks time, when I have finished this vampire novel, I will return to my real project. Don't worry. I will never make you read this. Though you can. And you might be surprised that you actually like it.

PLOT:

Molly Brown is your typical teenage girl. She never does homework, watches way too much television, and always breaks curfew. Except Molly's life is far from ordinary. While most kids are on the cheerleading squad and applying to colleges, Molly is a vampire hunter. She spends her nights killing the undead. For Molly, it is all in a night's work. Not until her best friend asks her on a date does her life get complicated. As she begins to fall for sweet and predictable Josh, part of her heart that is tied to the world of the undead can't let go of the troubles that haunt her past, including her ex-boyfriend, Badger Moore. It is a story of love, loss and revenge. And vampires. 

Sound familiar? Probably. Next bestseller? Probably not. The first book I will ever finish? 

Yes. 

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