As mentioned before, I love the writing process because, for me, it’s so organic. Many things are unplanned. I know broad strokes about where things might go, character personalities, but not much else. Even the connections that readers say are so intricately woven and that I must have some sort of master plan–I’ve got news for you folks–there is no master plan!! 😛
The story evolves as I write it. Sometimes, it goes in a completely different direction than I intended.
This is one of those times.
And I absolutely loved writing this book because I got to watch the story unfold as I was writing it. I couldn’t wait to see where it would go.
One unintentional theme that is woven throughout this story is the focus on the father-son relationship. Only at about half way through did I realize the thread that just kept showing itself. Several father-son relationships are highlighted in this book:
* Eli and Ryu
* Tal and his longing for his lost son
* Maximus and the search for his father
* the Creature and the son it can’t claim
I wonder if these relationships will ever be “resolved.” My heart goes out to the fathers and sons who are/ have been lost to each other.
What truths will be revealed in the process?
Keep reading the series to find out!
Published by Aja James Parnormal Fantasy Romance Author
This is Aja (pronounced Asia). Welcome to my site!
A bit about myself:
I’ve been writing stories since the age of six, and novels since the age of thirteen. Can’t say that those early efforts were particularly good, but I sure loved putting them down on paper! And whether I document them or not, stories are forever forming and expanding and interconnecting in my head.
The best part is–it’s completely organic, the way the stories develop. When the inspiration hits, I write just so I myself can learn where the characters are headed because oftentimes, they take me by surprise! It is my ultimate dream to become a best-selling novelist one day and share my stories with as many readers as I possibly can.
My other loves include art, cooking, old movies (anything with Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, and all the song and dance numbers because you can’t watch them and not be happy!)
I adore taking long walks with my husband and running after my two rambunctious kids. I have traveled extensively (all seven continents except Antarctica) and have a multi-cultural upbringing. I speak two and a half languages and binge watch TV shows when the mood strikes.
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Ciao for now!
XOXO Aja James
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5 thoughts on “The many surprises of Book 8 Dark Obsession”
Exciting! ❤ I love how limitless the artistic process can be, and that's apparent in writing as well! I love how detailed this series is, and I'm always excited to read more. Rarely have I found a series where I love later books equally or even more than each previous book! (Especially since I loved the first one!)
I agree with Stephanie,i love each and every story of this series equally! And giving them such detail,keeping track of everyone in every story,thát is special. I still don’t buy your story of not having a grand Master Plan,Aja. You’re just not telling us what’s in those scrolls….they hold the history as well as the future of the Pure and Dark Ones,and i know you must’ve read them!
I might have peeked 😉
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See? I knew it! 😄