Some of you may be wondering where the “sneak peek” on the Waiting For Spring page went. Well, I deleted it. I’ve decided to go in a different direction with the Rick & Wendy book (a sequel of sorts to Waiting For Spring), so the information and excerpts I had on the page are now obsolete. Therefore, it is gone.
The basic story is the same, but the more I work on this thing, the more I realize that this is Rick’s story, not Wendy’s. How weird is that? I started writing the damned thing to get inside her head, but I couldn’t quite do it. Then I figured that maybe the real story lay with the two of them together, and added his POV into the mix. Now, though, he’s the one who’s really speaking to me, the poor sad sap, not her. Maybe it’s because I know there’s nowhere for her story to go. I mean…she dies*. There’s no changing that. Any grand awakening she comes to is hindered by the fact that it doesn’t matter in the long run. That makes for boring writing, and I know it will make for ghastly reading. Writing for Rick, on the other hand, is amazing! He’s such a wounded, pathetic, selfish asshole. But I know WHY he’s that way, and I want so badly to help the idiot find some peace.
In between novel writing, I’m also working on some pages for a comprehensive Waiting For Spring website. It will include bios, some deleted scenes, and maybe (if I’m feeling brave) some of Tess’s artwork. I tried to create a map of New Mills as well, but cartography is SO not my thing. Anyway, I’m hoping to have it ready by the middle of April. We shall see. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see on it, drop the suggestion in the comments section here. That’s right…I’m taking requests.
In the meantime, I’m gearing up for Bruce Springsteen’s appearance on tonight’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. You should be, too.
* Not a spoiler.