Good evening, everyone! 🙂 I did one of these a while back as a little writer-to-writer present for my friend Liz Long. This one is a quick update and a shout out to my new (and some old) friends is the #SPNFamily Support Group on Facebook. These ladies enjoy Supernatural as much as I do, and I wanted to let them know why I wont be around much for the next few days. So, ladies, this is for you. 😉
I’m not going to be around the group much in the next week or so, and I wanted to explain why…..Supernatural style.
As you all know, I’m a writer. As a writer, I’m supposed to spend the majority of my time writing. As of late, that hasn’t been possible simply because of life getting in the way. I’m a single mom of two kids, a 15-year-old girly spawn and a 6-year-old man cub.
But I’m back! Sort of.
This coming weekend, I have two back-to-back days where my man cub is going to be with his dad. While I will miss him, I’m also stupid-excited because that means two days of writing in peace and quiet. When I don’t have him here, I can get 5k-15k words written in ONE DAY. Last weekend, I had a day to myself, and I cranked out 7k words. The moms out there know how kids his age are. They still require a lot of time and attention, and at the end of the day, my kids will always come first.
With my two days off from being Mom, I have a plan to wrap up DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, the next installment in the Demon Legacy series. I hit some writers block earlier this year. That was my first problem.
Tell me about it, Chuck. When writers block kicks in, something I love doing starts to feel like a chore, and I really don’t like that at all.
I came up with several plans of attack to kick around for a few weeks.
Plan A for the story would have been stale,
so I 86’ed that one without even writing in any of it.
Plan B for the story felt very flat.
Like, two dimensions, icky flatness.
Plan C for the story was much better, but it still needed…….something….
Shut it, Crowley. I’m getting there. You’re being pushy.
I know, but it’s rude. You’re just being a dick.
Really Crowley? Glass houses, homie.
That’s what happens when you act like a bitchy drama queen.
Shit gets dramatic. Get bent!
Now, can you please go find something to do?
I’m trying to get this blog post up before I switch to writing for the day.
Yes, but not right now.
I love you.
You’re quite pleased with yourself, aren’t you?
I know. Just ignore him.
The whole ‘King of Hell’ thing has gone to his head.
Let’s get back to the blog post.
As I was saying before I was so RUDELY interrupted…
After a complete series rewatch of my Winchester boys, my muse is back! I have lots of great ideas, and the whole thing is now completely mapped and ready to go with some new creatures, a love story twist, and loads more action.
I wanted to bring something new to the table with the series. Now that the stage is set with the demon problem, the Supernatural universe inspired me to introduce some new players to the series. I’ve always wanted to bring other creatures in,
and these guys are going to be a lot of fun to write.
No, Crowley, they didn’t. That was a bunch of demons.
Dean, you don’t have to do that. Really. I’m sure Crowley will behave himself.
So, in Dance With the Devil, I’ve taken the story line,
added in these new characters, and tweaked their mythology a bit.
I wont get into exactly what they are, because it’s kind of a surprise in the book, but I will say they’re very bad news, they’re out of Greek mythology, and their lore in the Demon Legacy series is only just loosely based on their original origin story (Original origin story? Is that right?). I took where they came from and how they do what they do, and I tweaked it.
They’re scary, but writing them has been awesome. And this direction with this particular book has once again shifted the direction of the series allowing me to bring in more titles. So, instead of five full length books, we’re now going to be looking at seven, maybe eight. I’ve got each title’s basic story line mapped out and ready to go. 🙂
🙂 Aw, thanks Dean. That means a lot coming from you.
Okay, don’t go all cornball on me. I like you much better when you’re all dark and broody, and especially when you’re being a big ol’ bad ass with a gun.
Your nipples are wonderful, but no.
You think you’re cute, huh?
You’re right. You really are.
Chuck’s right. This blog post is becoming much longer than I had intended.
We need to get back on track here.
Dean. Manners, dude.
Sorry, Dean’s getting all butthurt because
I’ve been ignoring him and Sammy for a few days.
And that’s what I was getting to.
I was going to take a long break from the great, big rewatch
(we can just pretend you all don’t know I’m on round 2…)
because those Winchester boys are too damn distracting.
I know it’s a sore subject, Dean, but I have to bring it up to fill everyone in.
Dean has a very persuasive way about him.
When I told him I was leaving the Supernatural world for a while,
he brought up a point I just couldn’t muster an argument for:
Right???? I told you. Veeeeeeeery persuasive.
So, I agreed to keep going with the rewatch as background noise, but I have to take a break from posting and interacting in the group for a few days. I have the opportunity to write every night this week after the man cub goes to bed, Thursday I can write from about 5pm on, and then Saturday and Sunday are wide open for writing.
Well, not so much you guys, but I certainly do. The shift in story line means approximately 20,000 extra words, but with how much writing time I have this week, Ishould still be able to bang out the last of the manuscript by the end of the weekend.
I promise to stop in at least a couple of time over the next few days,
but aside from that, I will be back next Monday morning. 🙂