Happy Monday, everyone! Today I have a special guest author, Barbara Donlon Bradley, stopping by to talk about her writing inspiration and her Vespian Way series. Without further ado:
Each time I sit at my computer to work I wonder what will flow out of me. I’ve had stories that where so hard to write it hurt to put the book on paper. Then there were others that filled my brain so fast I couldn’t type fast enough.
My Vespian Way series has been so much fun to write. I have been working on the series for two years now and book seven is hounding me to be written. Here’s what I mean. Dominated by Desire, the first book in the series, took me three weeks to write the rough draft. The characters pushed and prodded me until I did as they asked. I couldn’t get to my computer fast enough each day and that hasn’t really changed as I have worked on this series.
The crazy thing is it came to me in a dream. I saw the first scene of the first book. It was so vivid I had to write it down, then the next thing I knew I had several chapters. I found it so hard to stay away from the story line. Every day I went to the computer and worked on it. When I finished the rough draft I was excited and sad at the same time. I loved the characters. Would this be the only book? Then as I edited it book two started to formulate in my head. I wanted to do the happy dance.
Passionate Desire poured out of me, so did Animal Desire. When I submitted Unwanted Desire to Phaze I was working on book six. Now I’m working on book seven. The characters kind of sit on my shoulder and wait for me to write. Even now, as I work on this, I can feel them staring at me wondering when it will be their turn and with more characters they can push me pretty hard.
The craziest thing is now, in book seven there is a major plot developing. One that has probably been in the back of my mind for a while, but I had to set up the characters, and it took me several books to do that. I have a feeling that this series will go on for a while and I love the adventure my characters take me on.
— Barbara Donlon Bradley
To learn more about the Vespian Way Series, and the most recent release, Unwanted Desire (Book 4), visit Barbara at http://www.phaze.com/author.php?author=21 or see her backlist at www.barbaradonlonbradley.com
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