For those of you who don’t know, I’ve spent the last year and nine months (since February of 2009, when inspiration struck), working on a series of books subtitled: A
Paranormal Mystery. (Yes, the “para” in paranormal is struck through, at least for the first two books in the series. I admit, this seemed cleverer before I had to figure out how to market it, so it may change. )
As of today, I have four complete novels, beginning with Cassie Scotstruggling to find her place in a world that doesn’t quit eaccept her and ending…well, no spoilers. Suffice to say that she’s had quit ea ride. There’s mystery, suspense, action, and most especially, romance. The final volume is still just a rough draft (sent to early readers), but the important thing is it exists.
This has been a fun journey, and even though I don’t have a publisher for this saga *yet*, I feel as if the ride itself has been invaluable. I’m finding my focus and discovering what it is that I really want to write…human relationships, particularly romance. I have romantic subplots in both Touch of Fate and The Immortality Virus, and I’m proud of both of these books, but moving forward I want to take the sub out of the romantic subplot.
What’s next for me? I honestly have no idea. Some writers swim so deeply in ideas that they carry around little notebooks to keep hold of them all when inspiration strikes. As soon as they finish one project, they know what the next will be. I’m not like that. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just me — I focus. I’ve been living with Cassie and Evan for almost 2 years, expending all my creative energy on them and their world.
I finished writing The Immortality VIrus in November of 2008 and, not sure what to write next, I did some journaling, some short stories, and read a lot. In February of 2009, as I played with my daughter on the floor of her bedroom one morning, I thought of Cassie and knew I needed to write her story. I plan to do the same thing now, waiting for inspiration to strike. I’ll know it when it gets here.
Maybe I’ll even update my blog more often.