I was supposed to write the story of Kara and Cam, and how Kara died, to be ready for the release of Claimed By Power. It was going to be offered as a freebie for the newsletter sign-ups for those who got to the end of the book and was interested in what happened.
But for some reason, I’ve had so much trouble writing it. I don’t know what my problem is but I know I won’t be able to finish it in time. Damn it! I’m still half-way through and not even sure I like what I’ve written. Maybe this is some kind of new writer’s block that makes you wish you hadn’t even started the fucking thing, but whatever it is, it’s pissing me off. I hate not meeting deadlines.
I tend to plan out my stories so I know where it’s going, and make sure there are some surprises and twists in there for the readers and the characters. Sometimes the characters will take it in different directions, but usually it’s a good thing because it holds true for their personalities. This time, I don’t know what the hell is wrong.
Maybe it’s because I’m not as connected as I thought to Kara. (I mean, I did change her name like three times in the drafts of Claimed.) Or maybe it’s because there’s another Power I have to write who also makes an appearance in Ruined By Power. Or it could just be I don’t like writing a less experienced Cam… I don’t know. Aaarrrgghh I hate this feeling!
In any case, I WILL finish it. And when I do, my newsletter lovelies will be the only ones to get it. At least I know they will have read Claimed and will actually be interested in the characters. And maybe they can tell me if it works or not.
(In other news, Ruined By Power is well on its way.)