Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How the vampires kept me up last night

The vampires kept me up last night.

No, it's not what you think. I'm starting to get my mind into the next story, and as I'm trying to fall asleep, ideas were running through my mind.

You'd think this would be a good thing, but the trouble is, it's bedtime. I only sleep six and a half hours a night, and if I'm up for a half hour thinking plotting and fun stuff it really cuts into my beauty sleep.

In a large way, it sucks (heh, vampire ... sucks), because I get some great ideas right as I'm falling asleep. And if I don't get up, turn on a light, find something to write on and with, and write it down right away, I'll forget it by morning.

If I forget it, it's gone. I'll be lucky to think of it again.

So without ruining anything of my next book, here's an example of what went through my mind right after setting my alarms (I need two), turning off the light and getting all comfy.

I started thinking how vampires suck greedily when they are eating. Well, what if one vampire was teaching another one and he says, "You have to treat a neck like it's a ripe fruit. If you bite too hard, the juices splatter everywhere. What you do is to let the tip of your fang just slowly penetrate and slide into the skin. Let the blood just flow to your mouth."

As you can see, there just aren't enough books that offer blood sucking techniques to the newly dead.




  1. I've often wondered if vampires needed to learn to suck or if it was a natural instinct. Tee

  2. Just from the tiny little piece you've shown us, it sounds like it's going to be a great book!

    And I know what you mean. My mind loves to work overtime and come up with new storyline ideas when I'm trying to fall asleep.