Thursday, November 17, 2011
Blogger hates me too
Quick update: I had a book come out yesterday. It's m/f (Katie Blu) and HERE. I have a book coming out next week. It's m/m (Mia Watts) and will be HERE. You can read about it HERE. I have another two books coming out in December. It's been a productive couple of months!
And on to the blog post:
I feel like I'm branching into new territory. Sure there was the recent introduction of Katie back into the publishing world and linking my two pen names together, but there's more. I'm getting back to my roots a little with some Regency stuff. I threw in shape-shifters, true, but it's been fun to spread my wings a little. I'd like to be done with menage books. They take a lot out of me and I'm not comfortable writing them. Mostly because they're HARD! And I don't mean that in a "Wow, look at the raging cocks," kind of way.
I've been asked to consider sci-fi. I might do it. But I'm not a sci-fi junkie. I have very tip-of-the-toe interest in the possibilities of sci-fi, added to a plot. Can there be a book like that? Like the sci-fi is background to the same issues we deal with today? Where space travel and aliens aren't the forerunner of the plot, but setting placers?
Regency can be Regency set (following the rules but not swamped with historical data). In the fairy books I wrote, the siblings are half fairy but that's not the story. They have abilities that get fucked up at the worst possible moments, but it adds to their character and growth. It's not the end all be all of who they are. Can sci-fi be like that? Like "time to hop into my air-runner so I'm not late for school. Better grab a Meal-mint on the way because I haz teh hunger." and then Jr lurves Unrelated-Jr.ette from Chem class, but she's too into the teacher? (except I'm not a Young Adult writer, so that couldn't be my plot idea.)
I think I'm going to try.
Also, totally related, but I'm not gonna share way it is, because it's soooo a plot in a book I'm writing: Never ever lose sight of your audience. Insulting the bad acting of a sci-fi movie personality is sometimes discovered by the actor. *blush*