(Listening to - Ghost Of The Robot - Good Night Sweet Girl)
Hello ladies and gents. How is everyone?
Lately, I've been thinking. Well, I'm always thinking, but "I'm always thinking but I'm now thinking about something I wasn't previously thinking about" isn't as good a start to a sentence. Also, it uses the word "thinking" too much.
Um, I'll start over.
Lately, I've been thinking. My current WIP, Plane Walker, is fun and all, but there's something wrong with it. Quite frankly, it's boring me. The main characters are fun and interesting, and the overall plot is cool, but there's something missing. A spark, if you will. This can only mean one thing...
I'm trunking it.
Not permanently, but at least for now. I know that in past blog posts I've said that it was going well, but I wasn't being honest with myself. I'm in love with the main characters and the story, but there are several other parts that I'm not happy with. In a few months, maybe I'll be able to fix it, but at the moment I'd rather not spend the time wracking my brains trying to make it not suck when I could be devoting that time to another project.
And I do have another project.
Oh yes. Yes I do.
Wanna know what it is?
Whaddya mean, "no"?!
Yeah? Well so do you, buddy! And I'm telling you anyway!
The next project I'm working on iiiiiiiis... A sequel to my recently sold book, A Reaper's Tale (out May 17th)!
(All of a sudden my title makes sense, huh?)
To be honest, I've been having ideas for the sequel since I hit The End of the first draft of Reaper, and I'm surprised I've waited this long. The format lends itself nicely to another story, or even a series, and I love writing in that world. Granted, the first book turned Mal's life upside-down (in more ways than one), but he's an adaptable guy / Grim Reaper / walking corpse.
At the moment, I'm only at the brainstorming stage, but as I said above, I've been pondering a sequel for a while, so I'm speeding through this part of the process.
The plot will probably include death, reaping (easy on the "grim"), demons, lurve, demon lurve, and funny stuff that will have you laughing so hard that you buy another 10 copies to give to your buddies. Also, it'll also be longer. I'll keep you updated with progress.
Alrighty, it's now 2.30am, and I've rambled on long enough.
I shall leave you with a question:
What is your opinion on series? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Prefer standalone titles?
PS - Strand edit status - Getting there... *Yawn*
PPS - Gumshoe episode status - Um... Well, it'll be up quicker than the last one.