I finished writing Awakened Moon and now I am stranded in no man’s land. The manuscript is off to my editor and the question of do I start the next novel begins to form in my mind.
The last book in The Hidden Realm Series is practically written. The plot, notes, and outline are firmly filed in my scattered brain and all I have to do is type out the words.
I have done the whole writing a new book while editing my current book at the same time and it’s not easy. I do however have a new found drive within me to wrap this series up and I am once again going to embark on the grueling path.
I also have another secret.
As many of you know, I hate to talk about a new project before I even start writing, but I am way too excited not to share some insight into my thought process. I had an idea for a contemporary novel. I really wanted to provide my readers with a more realistic take on the erotic, BDSM culture that has dominated the virtual shelves.
I suppose I wanted to try my hand at it because some of them are fairly ridiculous and I wanted to bring things down to my snarky level.
But then something changed. An idea that hit me like a ton of bricks and now I can’t stop thinking about it.
I guess it’s only natural. I live with two comic book geeks ( http://www.seppinrek.com ). It was inevitable that I would create my own characters and stories that mirror that genre.
Before you get too nervous or worry about my state of mind, I want to be clear that I am not writing a comic book.
I am however going to create my own vigilante.
Yup, I am going to do a realistic take on Batman.
I am a little nervous that my loyal readers who have embraced my paranormal romance books will not be happy, but in a way it is going to be a fantasy.
It’s also going to be darker and grittier than anything I have ever done. I still will inject humor into the story, but this is definitely out of my comfort zone and I kind of like that. The idea of doing something different that will challenge me makes me a tad giddy. I also believe that, at this point in my writing career, it is a perfect time for me to branch out a bit.
But before I start that journey I have to finish The Hidden Realm Series.
Awakened Moon has a tentative release date of April 28, 2016. I’ll have a firmer date when I get it back from the editor. I would like to shoot for late June to release Surrendered Moon, but we’ll play that by ear for now.’
I also have a children’s chapter book that I am working on with my daughter that will be out this summer as well. Oh, yeah, and helping my boys with their first graphic novel, as well as touring colleges for them and starting the process of loans, scholarships and senior year events.
Yes, it is a lot going on, but I am looking forward to this next year. There are going to be many changes and I might have to do a stint at the loony bin, I mean spa retreat, but I think it’s going to be entertaining to say the least.
No one has ever accused me of being boring, so I have that going for me.