Sorry I haven't been around much recently. My Internet connection at home has been somewhat sketchy recently and I'm lucky if I can catch an opening to read my emails. Answering is pretty much out of the question at the moment, but if you're expecting something from me, I can assure you that it will be arriving somewhat soon. Yeah, how's that for an answer?!?
I've recently had a nice break. Sure, I've been plotting out Book 5, but I haven't actually put any words down on paper. You see, I haven't officially received my revision letter yet, just some notes. While it's a starting point, I've been hesitant to jump completely in, especially since it sounds like I will be re-writing the entire first chapter, if not more. So far, it sounds like the plot and subplots might be good. This time around, it's character development. Yeah, if it's not one thing with me, it's another. I'm such a troublemaker.
However, without Book 4 settled in my mind, I've been reluctant to jump fully into Book 5. It's not completely plotted out yet, but that's only another day or two of work. I will admit that I have started the first chapter. I've known how the book was going to open for quite a while, so it felt safe to at least start the book.
Looking at the opening and the outline for the book, I have to admit that this one is going to be dark. Well, I know, all the books are kind of dark, but this one really delves deeper into the nightwalker psyche and it ain't a pretty place to dwell. As a result, blog entries during the writing process for Book 5 may be dreary as well. I may need to lean on my readers for the occasional pick-me-up. You've been warned. :)