I have not abandoned my vampires or my Empire State Vampires series. I got overloaded from all the revising because I can’t afford a line editor. I also have to update some details in the books because I set them in specific places in New York, places I visited when I lived there. Riverhead in particular has changed, businesses are gone, and maybe this is a good example of why you should not set your story in a real place. I believe I can preserve the New York atmosphere. It’s just a lot of work.
So I took a break. I’ve been wanting to writing a story involving witchcraft for years. Since I’ve been studying it so intensively for almost two years (and off and on before that starting when I was 15), I decided to give it another try. I think the story has good bones this time.
I’m also playing around with Wicker Man fanfic (the original Wicker Man.) That and the positive feedback I received really helped me break through the writer’s block.
The vampires are coming. Is that the sound of fingertips running over your window screen in the night?