Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sneak Thievery... starting over
Well... I've hit a writing dilemma. Haven't hit one of those in a while :-\
This one is kind of a big one.
There has been something niggling at me about Sneak Thievery (Fade #2) for a while now. Every time I've tried to go back to it I've been stuck... and really unhappy with what I've written so far. I've finally come to the conclusion that the direction I was taking Sneak Thievery in actually ruins what I think made Slumber so enjoyable for you guys who loved it. The whole concept behind Slumber began with the fairytale Sleeping Beauty. And what is so great about fairytales? They're beautifully simplistic. Slumber was drawn in the same way. I gave some worldbuilding, but not enough to detract from the mystery of it and overly complicate what in its essence was a romantic adventure. With Sneak Thievery, I was creating this complex world and history, and not only did it begin to bother me that this world hadn't been touched upon in Slumber, but it bothered me how much it took away from the simplicity that set Slumber apart from my other worlds. Worse still, this world and plot I'd created had begun to change the characters - in particular L and Haydyn. They were nothing like who they'd been in Slumber and that just doesn't work for me!
So... I'm afraid the book I've been writing has been thrown aside in frustration. Scrapped. Deleted.
But not to worry... because I still feel like L, Haydyn and Kir's stories needs to be told. I'm working on an idea that follows the same kind of adventure that Rogan went through in Slumber. It will hopefully follow L, her childhood friend Fane, Haydyn and Kir a few months after Slumber ended, and I want it to tie up their parts in this story that began with Rogan's.
Unfortunately, this means going back to the very beginning... and that means I have no idea when it will be finished. At the moment, I think it might be better to finish out the Fire Spirits series before picking this one up. I'll know more as I start writing it.
I'm sorry if I've let any of my readers down. I know quite a few of you are looking forward to this next installment. But from the feedback I've gotten from Slumber it seems to be one of the most loved of all my books, and I feel writing something that I'm anything less than happy with is a disservice to myself and most importantly to you guys.
I will keep you updated on the progress of the story. And I promise... there will be one :-)
Posted by Samantha Young at Tuesday, May 15, 2012