While I was in Maine this past week, I started the third book in the series, which was introduced with Smoldering Nights. Book 2 is in with my editor now.
All three begin in the underground club Vamps, which is in a fictional town in Boston’s North Shore. I love the characters and setting; the more I write the more I want to write. I can’t say this for all my projects–my study has a stack of abandoned drafts that I say I will one day return to!
Starting this story is like starting a love affair with someone new, but with a sense of familiarity with the setting. While I get to know the characters and see what they’ll do and how they react to things, I love how they view the club from their own point of view. It’s one place but with many different stories.
I don’t know where I’m going with this story just yet. My writing goal the past few months is 500 words a day, which seems achievable for me. I’ve tried several other techniques in the past–three pages a day, holding off until Nanowrimo for 1,600 word a day spurts–so we’ll see how it goes.
If you have any techniques that work for you, please share them.