I’ve been in hiding, writing like a mad woman for the last week. In the last five days, I’ve written almost 13,000 words. I’ve finally caught up on my word count, and intent to keep up the same pace until I reach 50,000.
The more I write this story, the more I realize I have so much more to write. I have at least two scenes that are barely written that need to be fleshed out, some falling in love to write and the whole sub story of Brianna is basically unwritten. I know a few moments in it, but need a lot more time between Hunter and Brianna (most of it where he’s awkward, which is what is holding me up. He keeps acting natural with her, but he has to be awkward in begin).
When I first started writing this story, I knew with all the threads I had running through this work, that it was going to be a novel, and more than 50,000, now I’m thinking it will come in between 80,000 and 90,000 before I’m through. Definitely more than NaNoWriMo, so this work will keep going past November.
What I never anticipated was wanting to write any more of these characters.
From the very beginning I had the sense that I needed side characters to make the story work. Many of them are exactly the opposite of Hunter and Madison, or the important people in their lives. There’s Tom and Sharron, who are the inverse of Madison’s parents. They’re forgiving, loving and want their daughter and granddaughter to live with them forever. Oppose to Madison’s parents that kicked her out once they learned of her pregnancy. They show her human’s are just as good as any wolf, maybe better. Julie (their daughter) is really the inverse of Madison, she’s dependent on her parents, and desperate to find her daughter another father, oppose to Madison that’s as independent as they come. Even Hunter’s brother Sam and his mate Lindsay are the exact opposite of Madison and Hunter. They’re lovey dovey, romantic and moving very fast in their relationship.
But the more I write, the more life these characters take on, and the more I feel the urge to write them a happy ending. Another one that surprised me is Gary, the guy that Madison uses to make Hunter jealous. Somehow he’s turned into an all around good guy that I really want to find a nice girl for him, who may or may not be a wolf.
I’ve never understood writers that don’t write series. For me it’s never really been a choice. This always happens to me. I always end up falling in love with some of the characters and want to find them a happy ending. Maybe I never will, maybe I’ll never get around to writing a story for Julie, or coming up with a story for Gary, but I always want to.
I guess in my very heart I’m a series writer. Now and forever.