Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Plugging along

More than halfway through!

I'm past the midway point on the second VAMPIRE UNDERGROUND book, DR. ETERNITY (working title). This one might even be a more challenging project than the first, mainly because of the start-up issues (which I blogged about before--how much info should you give about past events? etc.). Also, my schedule has hit me hard this time, and my "writing flow" has been interrupted by prior engagements. Sure, all you can do is work around them, but when you're on a roll, it's hard to get back into the groove when you return.

There's also something else that's making this project a little tougher than most: the dark moments. I've mentioned before that this book feels like THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of the trilogy, but I didn't know how it would feel to actually delve into these trials for my characters. My poor heroine, Dawn Madison, is going to have a breakdown if I don't let up on her. But I can't. And things just get worse and worse until I have to shut what's happening to her out of my mind at the end of the day and pick up where I left off the next.

At any rate, I should have only 11 chapters to go (only?), but I'm taking it day by day....

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