Yes, I'm off to go camping tomorrow!!! WOO HOO!!! Six whole days of fresh air, lots of sunshine (hopefully!) and great outdoor food, fun, and exercise. But never fear, the hardcore author in me wouldn't dream of wasting all that quiet time on smores and swimming :)
Since my darling publisher has just contracted my last completed novel--I'm at a wonderful, creative stage to begin brand new works! So, I will be brainstorming, scene crafting, and getting ready to write up a storm when I get back, which will be an AWESOME endeavor because all three kidlets will be back to school. Very cool!!!
Here's what I've got going:
The Lockwood Legacy:
Six books based ons six sisters who happen to be the daughters of a natural witch gardner and a father who attracts bad magic like bees to pollen. Each book will have one very mean monster villain and will take place in a fictional small town very much like the one I live in :) I intend to make these very fun, yet very dramatic, along the Harry Potter vien, perhaps. We'll see what the brainstorming brings ;)
My follow-up book to Racing the Moon (soon to be released from Echelon Press!) The Lucy Book--of course, that's a working title ;) I'll be plotting the scenes and events surrounding the story of twin sisters who are harvested by the government to become remote-veiwers in an advanced spy program using nanotechnology brain implants. Should be an exciting adventure!!! And ther research has been FABULOUS so far ;)
Okay, shhhhh... this is the first EVER I've revealed this 'secret' anywhere, but I'm in the middle of crafting an erotica!! Oh boy! I'm working on a novella (maybe, not sure how long it will go) about a Genie who is full of chick-lit snark and has great fun becoming completely jaded with metrosexuals and goes looking for a hunka-hunka-burning brawn. This should be a LOT of fun to write as it's completely fantasy and filled with humor.
My 13yr.old and I are also going to work on brainstorming a series of chapter books for his age group. I don't know who will end up writing them (or if the Lockwood books will end up being those) or how this will turn out--but I'm super excited to work with him. He's been creating his own comics for a while now, using a set of original characters, and I'm thrilled that he's so interested in collaborating with me. He's such a great guy ;)
Okay, I'm off to commune with nature and my inner muse. Thank goodness hubby is coming along--I get to sneak off and be creative while he does the parenting!!! :)
I'll let y'all know how it went when I get back!!
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