With the launch of The Legion only a few short weeks away, a lot of people have been asking me what I’m writing now. Of course by a lot of people I mean my agent, my publicist and the head of my fan club. (direct translation: My mom, my sister-in-law and my best friend)
Well, in answer to that all-important question, there’s some good news & some bad news.
The good news: I am super chuffed to announce that I am 10,000 words into a new book that is finally beginning to take shape!
The bad news: It’s about an alien.
Yes, I said alien.
Now, I know exactly what y’all are thinking because even as I say it, I raise my own eyebrow. Did I just say alien. Really? Really!? But to be fair, let’s not forget that Stephenie Meyer wrote a book about a VAMPIRE. I can only imagine how people responded to that. And Ms Meyer is now laughing all the way to the bank. Now of course Twilight is about a vampire, she wasn’t fibbing, but it is so far removed from what you would expect a “vampire” book to be. So don’t judge my alien just yet 🙂
I don’t quite know why this particular story has crept into my conscious and screamed loudly to be written, but I must listen. It’s out of my hands now because until I write it, I am going to be running on barely any sleep. That’s how it works – I get OCD about a book and am pretty much useless to man or beast until I get it out of my head and down on paper. And it is a pretty awesome story. It’s far more Legacy than it is Rainfall, although I am also brewing around with a new romance idea, based on a recent tragedy that has left a very sore spot in my heart.
I am not a genre-specific author. I do not write stories all in the same vein. I write what I want, what appeals to me at that time, be it romance, thriller, sci-fi, or yes, even a book about an alien.
You will be pleased to know, however, that my extra-terrestrial is far more this:
You see what I did there? (I bet all the ladies are getting it now!) There are vampires, and then there are VAMPIRES. There are aliens, and then there are ALIENS. If you get my drift? 😉
I will keep you posted as I progress, via the Facebook page.
Have a wonderful Monday everyone!