ladies and gentlemen and others...please welcome Evelyn Lafont, awesome author of The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume I: Meeting and Mating. she has graciously stopped by to visit and share some of her wisdom!
For most of this blog tour, I’ve tried to focus on reader-centric content. But after reading a few of the posts here, I realize that this blog is favored by writer/readers. Writer/ readers are a challenging group—and I should know, I’m one of ‘em. We love to read, LOVE it. But we also love to create. Often our time must be unfairly split between the reading and the writing, but somehow we find a way to work both in and create some sort of Libra-approved writing/reading balance.
Until our secondary WIPs start whispering.
Yeah, I see your head nodding. You know exactly what I’m talking about. We each have a book or series that we consider our primary work—for me, that’s Josie’s story in the form of the Vampire Relationship Guide series. But we also have other ideas that we’ve started, jotted down, and plotted out that we plan to begin seriously writing later—after our primary WIP is done.
For a little while, this jotting down of secondary WIP notes works. It shuts the voices up for days, weeks, or maybe even months and lets us focus. But eventually, the secondary WIP sticks its tiny little head back out of our brain and knocks on the door to our inspiration, whispering dirty little nothings much too sweet to ignore.
If your secondary WIPs are pulling at you but you are under pressure to get your primary WIP finished (or are simply afraid of abandoning it and never finishing it), then I have a simple fix for you. Allow yourself ONLY 30 minutes a day to work on your whispering WIP. Yup, just 30 minutes. That way, you get to create the story when you are inspired—which is always the best—but you won’t be completely abandoning your primary WIP, so you won’t feel guilty, negligent or like you are being forced to do homework when you work on the primary WIP. Finally, those 30 minutes can be an easy way to grease the wheels of your creativity, and that ain’t never a bad thing.
Josie wants what she’s never been able to have—sex with a vampire. Little does Josie know that vampires aren’t simply toys there to satisfy her carnal desires—they are dangerous. As Josie starts down the path to vampire concubine, she quickly finds that dating a blood sucker might be a little trickier than she thought, and might require a little more finesse than she’s actually got.