Ok...so....I'll be honest. I've been reading instead of writing. (And deck-staining, and barn cleaning, etc.)
You know how it is. One page leads to another page. One chapter leads to one more chapter. One book leads to another book. One series leads to another series.
And don't even get me started on the ease of "one click". Ugh.
But, the good news here, is, in the course of all this reading, (let's call it "research", ok?) I have discovered that I have a new favorite genre. M/M (For the uninitiated, that's Male/Male...or, more bluntly, Man-On-Man).
It started with The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. If you have not read this series, log off of here NOW and go download it. It is phenomenal. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Tiffany a month ago and she is my new girl-crush. But I digress....
The second book in the series is The Angel. I have never read a book that reached out and grabbed by heart as this one did. There is a M/M relationship in it, and, frankly, it is the most beautiful love story I have ever read. Ever. Like, in my whole life.
This lead me, by way of like-minded Twitter friends, to the Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux. That entire series is M/M and I could not get enough of Zane and Ty and their story. And it's not the sex. Now, mind you, the sex is smokin' hot....but it's the added angst involved when two men try to admit their feelings for each other. And I LOVE angst. Like, REALLY love angst! Especially male angst...and this genre gives me double the pleasure, so to speak.
This all got me thinking of a new idea for a book. And these characters started clamoring in my head much louder than my other characters. Enter Mason & Luke. They have a story and they seem to want it to be written. I started writing it yesterday and now they won't leave me alone.
As fate would have it, a good Twitter friend introduced me yesterday to NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writer's Month, which is in November. So, with the help and pep-talks of NaNoWriMo, I hope to actually get this story hammered out. The goal is 50,000 words in a month. I think I can do that.
As long as Mason & Luke are louder than all the other characters in my Kindle.