Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Changing things Up

Sometimes 'life' just gets in the way, doesn't it? But I'm here, back after a long break, and trying to get back into the swing. Change is in the air and I guess that's appropriate considering it is now spring. I've been in a terrible writing slump lately. Hoping that changes soon. Started a new project a few days ago which is weird since I have several works in projects sitting on my computer just begging to be written.

Started thinking about why I felt the need to do something new and the only explanation I could come up with was that I needed to tackle a different project. Something fresh to jump start my writing.

Several years ago, I found myself in this place and talked with a writer friend who told me that often a simple 'switch' of genres could jump start a stalled brain. It worked. At the time, writing paranormal seemed utterly foreign to me but I was desperate. I gave it a shot. In the end, I whipped out Feral Moon (a shifter menage) and I've never looked back. The change up worked and before I knew it I was not only writing paranormal but my contemporary stories were 'fresher'. Make sense?

This is where I am now. Yes, I AM writing another shifter story but this one is different in that it isn't linked to any of my other series. Not sure at this point if this one will become a new series or just a single title and unconnected but that's okay. At least I'm writing again, right?

In other news: My shifter menage (linked to Jaguar Hunger, EC) is coming soon in Jaid Black's Ellora's Cave Anthology, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Vol. 2. My story, Tinderbox, is just one of several hot, hot stories. It's available now through pre-order at Barnes and Noble and Amazon and can be purchased at Ellora's Cave on May 2. YAY!


Harlie Williams said...

I miss you so much. But like you said, at least you are writing. :)


Karenna Colcroft said...

Congratulations on the upcoming release! And I hear you about sometimes needing something different to jumpstart the muse.

Vastine Bondurant said...

It is SO good to see you again! Good luck with the change, and glad to see you writing, sweetie!

Love you!