Thursday, April 4, 2013
Going into My "Cave": Drafting Ascending the Veil: Book 3, Book 4, and Future Projects!
For those of you wondering why I would be going into a cave to work on Book 3 in my series, I am not literally writing my little heart out in a musty, dark, cold, cave; it's figurative. Every writers cave is different. Some writers have a specific spot they like to write; under a tree, outside, in a comfy chair, on the sofa, in a library. Some writers' caves are more of a mode, like a light switch, that their mind shifts from closed, orderly minds we have on a daily basis, to an open and free flowing mind from which creativity over flows from.
My cave? Mine is definitely a mode. I have found that being a mom of three active children that I can not have a singular place to write. I do love my comfy sofa, when I can snag it ;). However, I have adapted to the fact that a cave can not be a place but rather a mode my mind shifts to.
When I am in "the cave" very little else occurs. Meaning? The bare necessities. And, when I get into "the cave", it is so hard to come back out. It is like leaving a movie theater before the movie is over. It sucks!
So, over the next few months, I will be spending quite a bit of time in "the cave", since I am eager to complete the Piercing the Fold series that has been haunting (in a good way) my days and nights for the past 3 years. I plan to draft through Book 3 and well into Book 4 before September 2013. That is my goal. Let's hope that I can get their. I would love to have Book 3 in your hot little hands by mid-September 2013. And, I would love to have Book 4 released in early 2014!
Why so eager to have the series complete? First, the fans have spurred my motivation for sure. Foremost, I have two more projects I would like to get started on! I am really eager to get going on them both. They are very different from the Piercing the Fold series. I will not say too much about them. But here are a few details: They are both stand alone novels, they are both Adult Fiction, they are not Paranormal or Science Fiction driven. They are both very different from each other as well. I am really stretching my "writer's wings" and branching out into other genres. I have outlines for both the projects. Once Book 4 for in the Piercing the Fold series is drafted, I will begin drafting the first of the two projects. Some of you may be asking, "Will Venessa ever write New Adult Paranormal SciFi again?" The answer: I'm sure I will. I am not tethering myself to a genre. My tether is the ideas, topics, concepts that spur me to create. If a topic takes me in the Paranormal direction again, then I will.
So, that's the scoop! If I am MIA on the social networks, which I try really hard to check in on at least once a day, know that I am in "the cave" either long-handing it or typing passionately!