I’ve been getting asked this question a lot lately, and I don’t really mind talking about it in general terms. Some writers are happier not talking about it at all, which I totally respect and can certainly understand the instinct behind it. Others lay out their ideas and whole plot arcs for all to see, which – if I’m being honest – I’m not so keen on because, what if they say something really cool? I’d be scared I might end up writing something similar. Or maybe they’ll tell me all about this Fabulous New World they’ve invented, while inside I’m quietly imploding because I am developing a world with the exact same attributes and I don’t want that person to think I… you know… stole anything from them. O.o
I’m somewhere in the middle on the whole question of: Do you talk about projects while you’re working on them? I don’t mind saying a little, but I won’t go too far – and I never give a rundown of my plot before I’ve finished writing at least the first draft of a manuscript (this probably has a lot to do with the fact that I don’t even know my entire plot until I’ve finished writing the book!).
So, to those who have been asking, right now I am working on revisions for Beautiful Ghosts – a novel-in-progress about my teen vampire, Moth, from ‘Falling to Ash’ and the forthcoming ‘The Spirit Jar’. There’s even a tiny little blurb-thing, now, on the Books page of this here website, but I don’t think it gives too much away: Otherkin teenagers, a few vampires, murdered kids who are coming back as… something undead, but not so easy to define… *cue spooky music* Also, gorgeous vampire hunter-in-training Jace Murdoch makes a (hopefully welcome) return, so I really do hope Agent M finds a home for this book one day! The hotness needs to be shared… 🙂
On that note, I’d better get back to revisions… But what about you? What are you working on? And how much/little do you talk about it while a project is still cooking?