Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth!

Been a pretty low key kind of day for me. Too hot! It makes me feel lazy. Ah well. I did get some writing done, though. It's funny, I've been driving myself nuts trying to crank out the first draft of RM, but my heart hasn't been in it it lately. I mean, book one pretty much wrote itself. This one, not so much. I wondered if maybe I needed to step away from the characters for a while. So I started a new project in the mean time, something to take the pressure off so I can set Reaper Madness aside and look at it with fresh eyes.

This one is actually an idea I came up with a long time ago, but hadn't bothered with it because I felt like everyone was writing about this type of thing. But you know what? Fark it. I'm writing it anyway. Worst case scenario I either don't finish it or I do and it sucks. So bring it on...

 It starts like this: Meet Flora, an eighteen-year-old human girl who was taken by a changeling as an infant and adopted by a fae healer woman named Brighid. She ventures into the forest to collect medicinal plants when she happens upon a handsome young man with gaping wounds all over his abdomen who is still alive, but unconscious. She drags him back home and heals him... 

Of course there's much more to it than that, but I'm keeping the summary under wraps for now. It's completely unrelated to my other works. Instead of paranormal type stuff it's more fantasy type stuff: changelings, wyvern, tuatha de danaan, other realms...all that.  Not sure if it will be novel or novella material yet--yup, that's that panster in me talking--but so far I'm enjoying the ride. Cranked out 3K words in an afternoon without batting an eyelash, so I'd say it's a good start.


  1. I'm looking forward to reading the new book - I love fantasy and can't wait to see where you take it. Some storylines are re-done again and again... because they work. It's not the elements but what you do with them. And hey, if you can get me to read (& like!) horror I'm thinking fantasy will be a breeze!

  2. Yeah, there really isn't too much that hasn't been done. I guess it's all about making it your own! We'll see where this one goes, haha...

  3. Woohoo! Sequels are fun and exciting, but a fresh idea in between can give you that extra momentum and shiny new idea excitement a writer just needs! Can't wait to read it :)

  4. Yeah, I really had to step aside. I think I was pressuring myself too much and it was killing the creativity. Writing it was starting to feel like a chore. Plus, I just needed a break from the story/characters. This one actually has me 'daydreaming' at work and thinking about the story a lot, which is how it was when I wrote LDG. It is actually exciting!

    1. Oh yeah, definitely time to step aside when it feels like a chore - although I sooo want to read that sequel ;) haha. Glad to hear you're back to daydreaming and enjoying the new one though :D

    2. I just need to step away for a while, but I have no intention of abandoning it!