As I started writing Crash Landing, I had notes and a direction I wanted to go. The ending was murky, but I tend to be somewhere between a plotter and a punster -- meaning I have a loose outline, but I like to let the story go as it will as I write from the seat of my pants.
Well, this story has taken on a complete life of its own.
It was to be an alien tale, as I am a freak for aliens and alien loving. But I didn't expect those aliens to be vampyric. But it happened. Lead alien Drago let his fangs drop and pierced the hero's neck and that was the end of it.
I'm not a fan of vampire stories on the whole. I think they've been overdone and overdone and overdone. But I think I was able to put enough of a twist on the idea that it's nowhere like Dracula. There are similarities here and there, the nature of the beast, but for the most part, they're not the same old.
I'm getting really close to finishing the first in this series and can't wait until it's ready for you all to read!