I find myself in an awkward place right now. It seems that 2013 is the year of new beginnings for me.
I finished the first book of the new piece (at about 50k words – the first story arc just fell that way) last week, I’m still unemployed, so any new job I start will be a new beginning there as well, and I’m looking at dipping my toes into the dangerous waters of paranormal romance. Stop laughing. I can too write romantic. The question at hand is whether I can write it in a way that readers of paranormal romance will accept. Normally when I write romantic it’s a subplot not the main line, and of course there’s the question of dark, darker and “how the heck am I supposed to see in this? It’s pitch black”.
Yes, my sense of humor is also an issue, since I tend to start at ‘dry’ and move to ‘bleak’ via ‘sarcastic’. Sometimes in the same sentence. I don’t know if that will take in the paranormal romance market either.
Under all of this is the simple fact that I don’t like being in limbo. Or being adrift. I can handle some chaos – I kind of have to be able to, what with the walking chaos magnet effect – but I prefer to deal with that while there’s a solid foundation to work from.
So I’m flailing around figuring out how to start book 2 of the new piece (dammit, I always get stuck with series), figuring out what to do with a paranormal romance – or if – and looking for work. Interesting times indeed. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: I could use a bit less of the interesting, thank you very much.