Happy Wednesday All! Time for another Blog Chain round. Kate started today's round with this topic:
Write about your next writing project. What is the genre? Is is one you've written before or is it a new venture? Do you have it all figured out or is it just a germ of an idea? What did you learn from your latest writing project that will make this one even better?
I have three projects currently in the "hopper" - one is the third and final installment in the Requiem series - Dominus. The second is a nonfiction book for the parents of introverted children, tentatively called Parenting Introverts (I know, original, right?!? LOL). And the final project - well it is a new YA psychological thriller not yet under contract, and one I am actually going to pitch to agents and/or publishers.
The first two projects are both under contract - they are genres and projects that I have written in before. That is not to say they aren't challenging - they are. Each in their own way.
With Parenting Introverts, the challenge is in the research. I have been working on the research for a while, and have got it mapped out. But, like anything, it isn't until I really work on the words that I know where my flaws in my research are. Did I mention I am turning the book in soon. HA! Well I am - I am turning both in soon-ish actually.
For my third project, this one is a huge emotional challenge for me. The story is complex and unique, both in terms of the actual story line and the writing. I know it'll be difficult to pull off - very difficult. But I am determined to find a way. This project is also emotional for me as it represents the first completely new, non-contracted thing I have written in fiction in a few years. Lots of risk with this. But I am excited and invigorated by it all!
I wanted to tackle the last part of the topic independent from the others. -
What did you learn from your latest writing project that will make this one even better?
I learn from each and every writing project. I am improving in my use of setting because of feedback on my novellas, I am learning more and more on craft because of my ideas related to writing thrillers, and I learning to add ever more depth to my characters because of feedback on my books as well. So yes, I improve directly related to each and every project, and I am thankful for that!
But enough about me! What about you? What are you guys working on? If you are a reader, what would you LOVE to read - from me or any other author??
For more on this topic, check out Sandra's from yesterday, and Katrina's post tomorrow.
Before you leave, I am over at the Indie-Elite blog talking about how to write a short synopsis - come by and say "hi"