I know, what on earth am I doing posting twice on the same day, but I just had to say something about what has happened to me.
I was feeling a little bereft and dependent on old ideas as nothing new came in to sweeten the pot. Then I caught the frame of a new romance novel, enough to give me something to pitch if Heart is accepted, but it didn’t fill me with energy, probably because my hind brain isn’t done tweaking.
So I’ve been glum and tired out. It’s not that I don’t have enough to do. At this point I have enough backlog to keep me busy for years if not decades. It’s more that the ideas that catch hold and drag me along even kicking and screaming are so powerful, so overwhelming, that they fill me with drive and energy no matter how busy my life becomes.
I love all my books and short stories. Nothing I’ve written has ever been a pain overall, and nothing do I feel less than happy with what it will become when the editing is finished. That said, there are some novels that hold more power over me. Selkie was one, and its power is still strong despite my being in the middle of the second edit before even getting the first full critique.
With all that build-up, I guess you’ve figured me out. Yes, I’ve got a brand-new, fresh, overwhelming idea that’s trying to steal the spotlight for Labor of Love…or NaNo if I don’t finish Seeing Is Believing in time. This novel, currently called Con Shirt, is a stretch in so many directions that I feel like one of those old plastic hulk hogan dolls that you could pull the arms and legs out until the shape was distorted beyond human limits only to have it snap back into place. At least I hope it’ll snap back into place, because it doesn’t look like this book will agree to linger in the “Books to be” folder with the other ideas for very long.
Can a neophyte witch track down a demon portal she opened with her own blood in time to stop the string of deaths and before a sorcerer lays claim?
It’s an urban fantasy thriller or mystery, none of them genres I’ve written in before, though I do read quite a bit of urban fantasy as of late.
So anyway, wish me luck :).