Progress report on The Accidental Hero…

I’ve been plugging away at this book for a while now, and currently I’m on the last half of chapter 12 out of 16 total.  It’s funny how things work.  I abandoned another series book and decided that I would never write another one after writing ten chapters, because it just didn’t feel right.  I’ve attempted to start two other books over the years as well, and abandoned those as well, simply because they didn’t feel right.  Contrast that to Cindy’s Story, and all 22 of the Unseen Things series novels that just flowed out of me like they were meant to be.  That’s what I’m experiencing again now with The Accidental Hero, and there’s really no better feeling in the world as an author.

Also, because I never pre-plan my books, the story adjusts to itself, rather than being forced into some pre-planned plot line.  What do I mean by that?  What I mean is that the characters may have one set of plans in one particular scene, and then a short time later circumstances dictate that they abandon those plans entirely and come up with something new.  The world doesn’t exist as a series of pre-planned events, and neither do my stories.  My stories come to life as I write them, as though I’m simply watching it all unfold rather than creating it as I type.  As an author, there’s no better feeling in the world than to have a story flow through your fingertips, almost like the universe itself was willing it into existence.

Anyway, that’s it for now. 🙂