I’d be lying if I said that I had been thinking most of the month about this blog post. Truth is, I’ve only really thought about it in the last hour!
Although February is the shortest month of the year, it seemed to be shorter this time around. That’s probably because my film team and I have been working nearly around the clock sifting through auditions that have been flooding our emails.
Honestly, I’m floored by the number of creative people I’ve seen audition for the different roles in the first episode of the Amber Oak series. It’s really inspiring. In fact, seeing these people act out my characters inspired me for other characters in the trilogy that has been going eternally slow. And, believe me, it has nothing to do with the film. There are so many moving parts in the last book of my trilogy it’s felt overwhelming to me.
But, Ceara, it's your story and ideas…how can that be overwhelming?
Great question! My brain is always moving constantly, I’ll get an idea, then another, then another until finally I’m so overwhelmed that I can decide on what a character is supposed to do and the usual internal conversation I have with them is silent.
But, being around creative people has gotten that flow going. I can’t say I’ll have the third book out immediately or even in the next few months. But hey, this is what I call progress!