Updated: Nov 11, 2022
What's next? Three writing projects and one dilemma.
I'll start with the dilemma. Often writers are told to stay in their lane regarding genres, but my lane has ADHD. I'm consistent in two aspects. One, I write flawed characters because that's what's real and relatable. And, two, I go a bit further than other authors with the steamy details of the (secondary to the plot) love story. Other than those instances I'm kinda all over the place, so my storylines are as varied as orbiting planets. However, my new, unpublished book has a different feel. It's not particularly steamy, so I'm afraid to disappoint the readers who come for my trademark emotional sizzle.
For now, I'm shopping the manuscript around to literary agents, so its publication is in a holding pattern and may publish under a pseudonym (stay up to date by joining my mailing list). I'm excited about this project because it was fun to write and there is potential for a sequel. The story is difficult to classify into a genre because it tickles the edges of speculative fiction by asking, what if this happened to you, while remaining completely plausible. The plot tackles some weighty topics like eugenics and eco-sustainability -- but in subtle ways that ripen as the story unfolds. It's also a suspenseful, chilling foray into the dark principles of some very dangerous people. The story harmonizes the delicate balance between psychological mind f*** and philosophical introspection. Soooo, it's a little off brand for me.
In the backseat, I have two other works in progress, and multiple new ideas demanding a voice, so, after a bit of a gap on my publishing resume, you should be hearing from me soon.