If I do no editing whatsoever, I could write all the ideas! But that won’t work… so what I’m thinking instead is finishing Contracted and getting it up and out of the way, then writing for about nine months straight.
Why nine months?
Because I believe Amazon will let you do preordering three months out at the most. So once Taken goes live, I give it a week and start the preorder for Broken.
And avoid all the reviews.
I’ve got a new idea kicking around for a world with vampires. I know, typical creature stories are overdone and after that, then what? Werewolf?
I have a dislike of shifter stories, though.
While I’ve always sworn never to write a vampire story, my dislike of them boils down to the tropes. Like, if there be vampires, there must also be werewolves.
So I just play with the tropes I dislike. Such as having vampires argue the spelling of vampire, or upon being asked where the werewolves are, the MC is told this is the real world, not some romantic fantasy.
I’m also thinking about including excerpts at the end of the books. A sort of ‘coming soon’ but I’m not sure if I want proper excerpts or if I should have the MCs explaining their world to the reader.
“In my world, genetically ‘superior’ humans are called Alphas. They spend their lives trying to outdo one another and accumulating wealth in the form of property, money, and companions.
What’s a companion you ask?
We’re humans who carry what the Alphas call the G14 genetic marker. That specific sequence of genes means that under the right conditions we will break and form an everlasting bond with the one who breaks us, Alpha or human.
Women were once excluded from the selection and breaking process, but when the Alphas overthrew the government, everything changed.
I’ve been caught, charged with a ridiculous crime, and they’ve decided it’s time to break me.
I won’t go down without a fight.”
Seems to catch my attention more than trying to select am excerpt from the entire book. It also gives a look at the world, oh… it could be the description of the book too!
I may be spouting the stupidest idea ever. I need a sounding board. Being in a different genre and even writing in a different perspective, Beth isn’t much help for excerpt and description set up.
World creation, yes. Though she’s constantly asking me why my worlds are based around BDSM and domination. Guess that’s just my thing?
Sweet romances don’t go over well. The last time I did something fluffy, everyone expected the characters to all be slaughtered at the end. Apparently I have a tell…
If I write something adorable, somebody’s going to get hurt.
So I’m trying to change that. It’s an amusing tell, though, so I’m still kind of debating whether I should just keep it.
End a book in a trilogy with fluff and watch everyone cry…