The first draft of the final book in my Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series is underway!
It’s the one everyone has been waiting for. Yes, Snow is on the loose and he’s finally going to get a female in his life.
I’ve been nervous about writing this book, and those nerves have increased a hundredfold every time I’ve released a book in the series because reader expectations have been rising along with the sheer number of Snow’s fans. I feel I have a high bar to hit with this one, and I’m woman enough to admit that it scares me.
I experienced a similar bout of fear when I began writing Her Demonic Angel, because everyone had said amazing things about Her Guardian Angel, most of the time mentioning that they couldn’t wait to see where things were going to go and that the next book was going to be something awesome. Yes, I suffered nerves. Cold sweats. Complete writer’s block. Okay, not complete, but as complete as I get it. I still wrote, I was just slower and had more doubts about the book.
I’m getting over my nerves about Unleash now though. I think Snow’s book is going to satisfy his fans, although I’m certain that the heroine won’t be receiving much love from readers as she’s stealing Snow’s heart. It’s a very complex relationship, and I see plenty of scenes where readers will be angry with a character in the book, crying for some reason, or just fanning themselves.
I’m 32000 words into the book so far, and we’re just getting going. I’ve completed my outline for it now, taking almost a full day away from writing the book today to get it done. Time constraints and a deadline to start writing the book conspired to have me beginning the first draft without a full outline for the book. I was working with a basic outline of events and sheets of scene notes that were all numbered. It was hard work flitting between that basic outline, to whatever number I had scrawled in the margin next to a certain event. Now I have a full outline, and I couldn’t be happier. I compiled it all today, and added 6000 words of either new notes or changes to make everything fit.
Judging by the outline now, I have around 11 chapters left to write, and that will probably bring the completed first draft up to around 75000 words in total. That’s 11000 longer than Bewitch, and 20000 longer than Seduce. There’s a chance it could end up longer too.
I’ll let you all know how it goes!
I can’t wait to begin sharing snippets with you all!