I'll answer some of the questions in character and others...
Eric: Good lord, would you stop talking about questions and f*cking answer one?
[Enter, one vampire in "Welcome to the Void" t-shirt and jeans.]
Me: Right okay, so Kiyote asked "How do you organize your writing? Outline or no? Notecards? anything?" Good question, Kiyote. I'm a panster so-
Eric: I can believe that.
Me: Believe what, Eric?
Eric: I can believe you got pantsed a lot. Wait. That would be a Pantsee. Never mind. Go back to talking about your pants.
Me: I start out with a character and a situation, an idea for a central conflict and rough idea of what the theme of the book is.
[Eric raises an eyebrow.]
Me: Yes, a theme.
Eric: You're saying that first book with me in it has a theme?
Me: It does!
Eric: Then what is it?
Me: Well, I mean, you don't have to read this into it. The books are meant to be enjoyed for the action and humor, too, but Staked was largely about recapturing the idea that being a vampire isn't all fun and games, that it (no pun intended) sucks and how human foibles can be far worse than a bad reaction to sunlight.
Talbot: I can see that.
[A tall muscular being appears. He is dark-skinned, bald, and dressed in a custom-made tux.]
Eric: Where the hell did you come from?
Talbot: Well, when a mommy idea and a daddy idea love each other very much...
Me: Can I please just answer Kiyote's question?
[Eric shrugs while Talbot responds with an indulgent nod.]
Eric: You suck.
Eric: You did all that crap to me on a whim?
Me: Well, no. I knew I wanted a murder mystery aspect to Staked and that ReVamped would be more of a questing type book... so that you'd have to deal with High Society Vampires. You know, since you hate them...
Eric: I'm not talking to you.
[Eric walks off the stage shaking his head.]
Me: Maybe that's enough questions for today.
Talbot: No, I'm answering the jam question.
Me: What? Why?
Talbot (ignoring me): In my experience you need to get the ingredients up to about 100 degrees celcius. Once you let the mixture cool, you should notice that it begins to gel somewhere between 55 to 50 degrees.
Me: Do you want to answer JD's question too?
Talbot: Global warming? Humans will be fine. Historically speaking, the real evolutionary problems will arise when the climate shift reverses itself.
Me: Okay, so you heard it here first. According to the supernatural cat person, we'll be fine.
Talbot: Which doesn't mean you should ignore pollution.
Me: But I thought you said.
Talbot: I said the human race would survive. I didn't said they'd enjoy it.
Me: Oh... Well there are only a few questions left, so I might as well.
Talbot: Skip the one from Falcata Times about likeable characters. When you do it, it's by accident.
Talbot: And saliva breaks down bloodstains very effectively, Kelly. Oni saliva works particularly well as long as it's a non-organic fiber. Oh, and cold water is a must, if you have to go ahead and do a more traditional wash. Hot water will help lock the stain in, so avoid it at all costs. You know... I think I've answered this question before...
Me: Talbot! You do not get to take over the blog post.
Talbot: Looks like that's all the questions we have time for today, but keep asking and we might stop back in and answer some more.
Talbot: Bye, all.