I finished final edits on Blood Will Tell yesterday, and got a look at the cover. Color me waaay excited, I’m hoping to be able to post the cover and release date in the next week!
This was hands-down the most fun editing process ever. I love my new editor (I loved the old one, too–I never got to actually edit with her, sadly, but she was a cool chica.) I had great fun adding some hot new stuff to the book, too, and trimming a few other bits–editing, in other words. Duh.
So now, in addition to trying to finish another project–which I’ve been unable to touch this week because I have a two-year-old who refuses to be off my lap for more than twenty minutes a day (another reason why I haven’t been commenting on blogs as much–I’m reading, but typing with one hand is such a pain in the ass)–I’m thinking of what I plan to do with the other characters in the book.
One of the fun things about writing vampires is they live forever. So while I have at least two, and possibly three or more, books to do in the contemporary Miami setting, I have some historical stuff in mind as well, which I think is going to be a blast. I can’t wait to get going on all of it. (Although the one short project I had in mind won’t work anymore, as the concept behind the vampire changed.)
Anyway. I’m thinking of titles, and how I’d like to keep the word “Blood” in all of them. (This is the longest setup for a stupid obscure movie reference in the world, btw.) Blood on the Rocks, Blood and Fire, Blood and Smoke, Blood in the Afternoon, that sort of thing (I gave Anna J the best one, though, “Blood and Dust”. It’s hers to keep). And I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to do a vampire sea captain book, and call it Blood and Swash?
And if the hero looks like Rex Harrison, so much the better, because I dig Rex. In fact, I have a post planned for the coming week which involves him again. Wierd.
And I had another fun little thing I was going to discuss here but I don’t remember now. Oh, and I blogged over at Deliciously Naughty Writers today–this week’s topic was sexy movie/book lines, ones we wrote and ones we remember from others. So check it out, if you’re so inclined.
Anyway. So yes,