I was going to put up a picture of someone with insomnia–because that was me last night. None of them interested me, so I’m going to pick on my sister at the end of this post. <g>
The reason for my insomnia, however, does interest me.
There are scenes from three different books living in my mind. This young adult trilogy came to me as one complete story and now that book 1 is done, I’m really anxious to jump into book 2. I already love the characters and I haven’t yet written about them! But they’ve been hanging out with me for close to a year now.
But I was having trouble with how to begin book 2 and it came to me last night. Unfortunately, it arrived with bells and whistles LATE. I stared at the ceiling for a long time as something seriously cool played out in my head. And this morning, I plan to jump in. (Hoping for a bit of news first. )
Why am I writing book 2 when I firmly held off writing book 2 for Beri? Because there’s a simmering excitement threatening to boil over and that’s the best time to dive in. It’s when the story is truly alive and will live on screen, too. (Book 2 for Beri is still alive in my head and I KNOW the excitement will flood back once book 1 is sold and I have a go!) This trilogy is centered around sisters and each one has such an individual personality. In fact, the 3rd’s sister is a little like my Beri in that she’s demanding her time now. But her story comes after sister #2. Guess I’d better hurry up…
And speaking of sisters, everyone says my sister and I look alike. I don’t see it. Do you?
Okay, okay, here’s a better one of my sister. (That one above just FITS her. It does! She’s a goof ball.)