My husband nagged me for a new Bloodsuckers episode the other night at dinner, and we got off on a deep conversation about where the series is and where it’s going, and here’s what came of it:
- I got inspired to write some more episodes. (A new one was published yesterday.)
- I’m going to bring my husband in as a co-writer around Episode 50.
My husband has said for quite a while that he’d like to write a vampire hunter to take on some of my vampires. I mentioned that I had plans to introduce a villain into the series, as soon as I get a few more things worked out between Scott and Josie.
This lead to the idea that my husband will begin writing a completely new character who will become Scott’s archenemy. My husband and I will take turns writing episodes, neither of us knowing how the other will respond (just the way two people interact in the real world). When our characters overlap in a scene, I’ll probably do most of the background writing, but we’ll write the dialog one line at a time, swapping back and forth.
I have no idea how it will turn out, but that’s been my refrain since I started writing this series. It’s all one big experiment with no end in sight.
I also got off my ass (well, metaphorically speaking; I actually had to sit down to do it) and formatted Episodes 21-30 and published them on Smashwords as Volume 3.
I also updated Volumes 1 and 2 to add previews for my other published words (meaning you don’t have to update the copies you already have; nothing major was changed). I have had 392 downloads of Volume 1 and 319 of Volume 2. I nearly doubled the number of downloads of Volume 1 when I published Volume 2.
Which means that I will get a lot of new readers of 1 and 2 now that 3 is also out. And I want everyone to see that I write more stuff. I need to sell more books, and the purpose of writing a free serial novel in the first place was for publicity.