Monday, December 01, 2008
The Car Paid for by Wolves
So. Guys, I have to admit -have I admitted this before?-- I'm so freakin' excited for SHIVER to come out next year. I mean, I was excited about LAMENT in a first book coming out this is all so brand new homicidal faeries wheee sort of way. But not the cold-shiver-down-my-spine I'm so excited for the world to read about my characters way I am with SHIVER. I mean, after six months of heavy line editing with my editors, I'm still in love with Lee (used to be Sam) and Grace's story. I'm starting the sequel (tentatively called LINGER) this week and I'm kinda psyched about that too.
I still remember the dream that sparked off the whole SHIVER affair. It was winter, and I still remember the girl's voice narrating: "I lay in the snow, a small spot of warm going cold, and there are wolves all around me. I don't know if they're licking or eating me."
And then, later, "I saw my wolf after that, always on the edge of the woods. It was like making eyes with him."
Do you guys remember? I'd never written a real love story before, I mean one where the love is the most important thing, and I posted a panicked post here: help -- I just started and my characters are already in love!
This is me, bouncing off the wall, by the way. Suddenly SHIVER seems awfully close to being real.