|Things That Go Bump In The Night|
I'm referring to my latest WIP. This one takes me into a place where evil doings create a reality not unlike what you'd might find in a Stephen King novel. I used to read his work back in the 70's and 80's ending up scaring myself silly. One night while reading his Salem Lot I scared myself to the extent I barely could get myself out of bed...you see a picture fell off the wall while I'm reading the part where Vampires are coming through the window.
Yet, I remember how these stories although they kept me awake at night, seem to take on a reality of their own. Then for a long time I wouldn't read horror fiction. In fact the last book I think was the Exorcist. I couldn't finish it. Too damn scary and it left me feeling at odds with myself and the world.
Now I'm finding that creating stories involving vampires, and things that go bump in the night presents a unique challenge in and of itself.
Vampires combined with erotic writing has had me create a host of characters in my WIP that may prevent others from getting a really good night's sleep. Finishing that first draft took time, and now that the gist of the story line is pretty much in place, I know where I'm going with it, or where my characters are going with it, the rest is simply to ensure it all makes damn good sense.
No coincidences, or contrivances, or whatever plot ploy for me. Tomorrow I start again on the second draft where it will make even more sense in terms of a storyline that follows the parameters required in developing a hopefully unforgettable read.
The sun is shining and my dog is looking at me, wondering when I'm going to put her leash on and take her out for her walk. It'll do me some good as well especially since summer is passing by all too fast and I've yet to make it to the shore...any shore.