I feel like my head is spinning like the little girl’s in Exorcist, haha.
Over the weekend, hubby and I did the fair booth for our cowboy action group, which was a LOT of fun; we dressed up in our period attire and wandered the fair, garnering lots of “funny looks” and questions. As far as the group goes, it was pretty productive.
Unfortunately, I was also working the library booth, so it was pretty crazy there until Sunday.
But! My spat of ‘writing silence’ is over; I’ve forged ahead with edits on “Dream-Hunter,” and the other night I had a dream for another story/novelette that will kind of be in the same vein as “Crown of Thorns.”
The interesting thing? I’ve realized a few more things about my writing tastes.
When I was a kid, I wanted to write series books, because that was what I read (never mind I couldn’t write yet — you’ve probably all heard the story before, and if not, ask me sometime and I’ll tell you). I could think of nothing better than to write a whole slew of books like Bonnie Bryant or Walter Farley.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from writing my “Dream-Drinker” sequence, it’s that I don’t particularly like writing stories featuring the same characters. In fact, it’s really tough. Because, when I write a story, I write that characters story as far as he or she wants me to. When I’m done, there is no more to tell. Writing anything more when there IS no more… well, it’s a slog.
I do, however, rather enjoy writing stories set in the same world. They still are a series, and sometimes the characters may overlap, but they are different. I’m not forcing the story to go further than it wants.
So. After I finish “Dream-Hunter,” I think I am done. Isabele will not be revisited.
And I think we’ll both be happier that way.