I know I said I'd be here yesterday to tell you about books I've been reading and that today would be a surprise...erm...well... SURPRISE... I'm gonna need you to bear with me.
Because this story WILL NOT LEAVE ME ALONE. I'm blaming this picture entirely, and that's why it's here yet again...
Never in any of the previous 13 of my books have I been so driven to tell a story! I swear. The characters just WILL NOT SHUT UP. I've heard other authors talk about characters giving them sleepless nights, but I always assumed that was because things weren't going well, or that they were stuck somewhere. It never once occurred to me that it was because the characters were constantly shouting at them!
Could have done with the heads up gang... thanks for that.
I am obsessed with this story. I can't even flipping well sleep! Every time I close my eyes ideas come flooding out of nowhere and then I have to go turn on the computer to either do research or to change something earlier on cos I now know I'll need it later. When I do manage to doze off, there they are again, showing me scenes, telling me dialogue... demanding I wake up again to get to it. I leave the house and I'm thinking about whats coming next, I make something to eat and I'm thinking about a line I could have changed. And every time I leave the computer to attempt a break and I foolishly leave the music playing... when it gets to the theme tune I'm hauled back... I swear, even with the volume low, I can hear it clean from the other end of the house.
I even suggested to Natasha that I was being channelled from somewhere. It certainly feels like it. But whatever it is, it means that right now this story has WINGS and I can't stop! So bear with me... Please? I need to get some sleep soon!