I’ve been on a blog-reading tangent lately of blogs written by people within the publishing industry–literary agents, anonymous editors, would-be-writers, published writers offering writing advice, and so forth. I’m fascinated by anything to do with the art and technique of writing, and the discovery and distribution of books. I’ve started to think maybe this fascination means I have lurking ambitions to be a “real” writer of actual books, and started to wonder what kind of books I would write.
This evening I said to Dean, “I have an idea for a book. It would be a fantasy book about [blah blah blah people’s dream-world selves trying to influence their conscious selves blah blah blah].” Dean said, “Yeah, that sounds interesting.” He paused. “I’m trying to figure out how vampires come into it.”