Okay, I truly and honestly want to get back to writing The Bloodsuckers weekly. I always seem to end up telling myself that I don’t have time to switch gears and write something great for it (perfectionism rearing its ugly head), but part of the experiment with the story is writing for it even when I don’t know what I’m going to write. There’s no plan for it; there’s never been a real plan for it. It’s just evolved organically, and sometimes my best stuff comes out of sitting down and staring at a blank screen without any idea of what to do next, but making something up anyways because I have the pressure of a weekly deadline.
Only, I’ve not had that pressure lately, and without it, I’ve not been making any episodes–good, bad, or boring. How will I ever surpass Varney the Vampire‘s episode count if I don’t keep on it? (Not to mention my blog just isn’t as popular as it used to be when the episodes were flowing regularly.)
So, I’m asking my readers (and my husband, who likes the story a lot, too) to keep my feet to the fire and hold me to my weekly quota of Bloodsuckers.
I normally have to go to work early on Fridays, so I don’t have time that morning to bang out an episode, but I have nearly three hours every other morning of the week to work on it, and that’s time enough, on any given day, to do an episode.
So I’ve decided that Thursday’s going to be a Bloodsuckers day. Thursday has always been my least favorite day of the week–it always feels like it ought to be Friday–so why not make everyone’s Thursday better with a new episode?
So, I’m going to put out a new episode this Thursday and every Thursday henceforth. Whine and guilt-trip me if I don’t.