Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's all about perspective


So hubby and I went out for breakfast this morning to the local A & W and we got to talking about writing, which is going to happen from time to time because we're both writers. I was saying how I plan to write one more Tapestries book, but that I'm finished with the Legacy series for now.

"I have nothing left to say in that series," I foolishly said.

"What character do readers ask about most?" hubby asked.

"Damek," I replied. "And his book is coming out in October." I hesitated and said in a small voice. "They ask about Craig too, but it's a paranormal series and he's human."

"Think of what it's like for him living in that world among all those other extraordinary creatures while he's human."

"Hmm," I replied, fearing I heard the creak of the wheels starting to turn in my head.

"He's living on the fringes of that world without really being a part of it," hubby continued.

I guess it's all about perspective and hubby's comment started an entire conversation in my head and before long the ideas were flowing. We talked a while longer about other things, but as we left the restaurant I turned to him and said, "Damn you, now I'm going to have to write Craig's book."

The storyline is churning in my brain. I won't get to it until December or January at the earliest as I have two other books that HAVE to be written first. But then...then I think I'll revisit the Legacy series and Craig Lawton. Turns out, I only thought I was done with this series.

11 comments:

Lori said...

Shoot. Now I know Damek isn't paired with Craig. I was really hoping for that pairing, they're so fascinated with each other.

N.J.Walters said...

I was surprised at how many readers thought Craig and Damek would end up together when it never occured to me. lol Even my editor asked about it.

Damek has his own special someone...as will Craig, eventually. *g*

flchen1 said...

ROFL! Love it, NJ! I guess sometimes the characters aren't really done with you when you might *think* you're done with them ;) Looking forward to this!

Lori said...

See? So many people couldn't be wrong. Heh.

I'll be interested to see who Damek ends up with...

N.J.Walters said...

I really thought I was done, Fedora. Then hubby had to get me talking and thinking about them again. lol Turns out, they weren't done with me.

I made a few notes, but have to put it away for about six months until I get through my other projects.

N.J.Walters said...

lol Lori. Too bad Damek and Craig didn't cooperate. I really hope you like Damek's book. :)

Maria said...

ROFL! I'm sure your hubby meant well...goodie for us though:)

Teresa Noelle Roberts said...

I was sure it would Craig and Damek too, but if it means we have yet another Legacy story to enjoy, great!

anny cook said...

I'm sooooo glad I'm not the only one that happens to!

N.J.Walters said...

lol I don't know, Maria. I think he was challenging me to write another book for this series. lol

You're not alone, Theresa. Funny how it never occured to me at all. lol

It's not just you, Anny. That happens to me all the time. *g*

Milinda said...

Aren't there still a couple of unmatched brothers? Hmmmm? Just sayin.'