Monday, June 7, 2010

Dream a Little Dream

When I'm writing a book, I reach a point in the process where it becomes a constant presence in my thoughts. In every spare moment, I'm running dialogue through my head, planning scenes, adding layers and so on. My husband calls it obsession, I call it being in the zone--tomato, tom-whatever, you get the point. Well after writing a pretty intense scene and hitting the sack, I had a dream about the little novella I'm working on. Now it's not like I woke up with new scenes in my head or a plot change or anything like that. What I did wake up with was a clear picture of the Dominant in my story. Mix an rerun of The Vampire Diaries with a hot D/s scene and you get the perfect Dom for my story.

I always begin a story with rough character sketches. There are times when I sit down and during the course of my writing, those sketches change. Sometimes it's a name that doesn't quite seem right or the physical description never gives me a clear picture in my head or a layer I'll add as I go. It can be any number of changes. With my current work in progress, I just never developed a good mental image of my hero.

Care to see what my subconscious handed me? Oh and he fits so perfectly my heart did a little flip-flop when I went back and changed the description.

Yum. Yes, it's Ian Somerhalder otherwise known as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. He makes such a perfect Dom don't you think? Well, it's time to get back to the grind. I'm hoping to have this baby finished by next week. Maybe I'll have a teaser for you by then. Wish me luck!