It’s off to Napa Valley tomorrow– my first time! So excited. Can’t wait to sit back and relax, and of course drink some fabulous wine. What’s great is that I’ve got a scene in my head for Book 4 that takes place in Napa– so I can count this as research. (At least that’s what I’m telling myself, anyway.) And who wouldn’t be inspired by scenery like this?
Good news for me: Book 4 has moved beyond the “nugget of an idea” stage and into the plot-outlining stage. And I’m strongly considering bringing back a couple characters from an earlier book… I won’t say anything until I decide for sure, but I’m thinking this book will have scenes in both California and Chicago, so well… it could be anyone. 😉
That’s a question I’d love to hear from you guys on: do you like seeing characters from earlier stories in later books? Or do you prefer to think of your characters living in their own world, so to speak, with no overlap?