I’ve been asked a lot lately (even though I’m about to push out another book baby) what is next after the release of Angel Tears (Read about it here). What do I plan to write about now that my book baby is released to the world and I’m basically single again?
Several things. I’m playing with the concept of short serial stories about a teenaged vampire hunter. For those who know me, I don’t do short stories very well. I tend to make them full novels eventually and I can’t be trusted with a word count cap. Everyone who’s tried has failed. The first part, though, is somehow already written and will be made available in an upcoming anthology (watch this space for more details). But! I mostly NEED to work on Simon and Ebony’s story, which I started before Angel Tears but sidetracked away from. I have plans for the Next Generation Guardians, too. I’m also determined to write about Cathal, featured first in Resurrection (Book Four in the Promiscus Guardians series) and his assholery finding love.
Mostly, I have way too many ideas and not enough finger strength–or freedom seeing how I have four kids who may or may not rely on me for things (but mostly ask their father anyway).
So, first, I guess I should talk about what I’m already working on–Simon and Ebony. Remember them? They sort of had a story left unfinished and were forgotten over the course of the series because I had louder voices in my head. *cough* Bernie *cough* Because I really need this story to further the Next Guardians series, based on the kids of the main series, I can’t really leave it again.
So, now I write. I write like I’ve never written before. With brownies. Endless pots of coffee. An assortment of subjective, definitely unhelpful material I’ve pretended is because I found it on Netflix and wanted to watch it. I do what writers do, and I’m pretty sure that’s procrastinate and tell yourself that one day it’ll write itself.
Do I plan to write outside of the Guardian world again? Yes. I really loved writing a new shtick. I want to play around with different concepts not covered in the Guardian world, and also my brain hurts from trying to remember things I’ve written because I was never smart enough to make myself a cheat sheet about my characters, who are now just eyes and muscles in most cases. I also plan to explore more shorter story bits for anthologies.
Haven’t read my books? No problem. My first book, the one that is definitely a good showcase of who I am as a writer, is FREE to grab. Make sure to get your copy on your way out. It’s worth it, promise. Or it’s not, but then you didn’t spend anything and we can both act like we don’t know each other.