We're in the dog days of summer and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall! Some great new ideas were inspired by the muse but the heat really makes me lazy so I'm waiting for leaves to start falling before I embark on them. 2013 was a crazy year for me with three book releases. I think there was supposed to be a break in there somewhere, but I forgot to take it! Between those books and all the insanity with legalities I'm pretty happy to say I've managed to make it through half the year without needing a little white jacket. It's amazing how much can change in a year!
I stepped out of the paranormal romance genre after the Fifty Shades phenomenon because I'd caught the bug of erotic writing. I don't know if others feel like I do, but I'm growing bored with the BDSM topics. For the last year all I saw were books piling out in that genre and they were almost cookie cutter. The new trend seems to be college age love and it's really one of my favorites BUT I've felt a real calling to get back to what I originally started with, paranormal. I'm releasing 'The One' in September, which is my offering to New Adult crowd in contemporary romance. The ideas coming at me now though?
Let's just say that I'm doing some research on mythological demons and really getting intrigued by the subject matter. I've always been a geek when it comes to these creatures and over my years I've researched for my own pleasure. A part of me will always believe there's an entire world that we as human aren't aware of consciously. Being raised a Southern Baptist, demons were never just myths. At several times in my life I almost gave in to the desire to become a demonologist. Okay maybe watching Constantine a hundred times had something to do with that.
The truth is I'm fascinated with not only biblical demons, but all other cultures found throughout history that discuss this topic. That doesn't mean I'm going out to hunt them down *grinning* I just enjoy reading about them. I will say that there's nothing that I don't believe is possible. I live in the now and consider myself down to earth but a part of me has always wished that there were another world where crazy things actually happen and I want to share that part of my mind. One great thing about being a writer is it's harder to label you as a nut case!
Big Foot, Alien's, Demons... they make great writing material and who am I to say what's really out there? I'm just some writer chick from Alabama who loves throwing down words. All that being said, I'm going to let my brain take a little rest and mull over this paranormal idea for a few months. I'll be sure to let you know what I decide. I hope you folks have a great Wednesday no matter what you're doing today!