It’s away! THE HIVE has been picked over, prodded, and restitched enough. It’s now in the hands of my fabulous editor, Jackie, at Parker Publishing. Yayyyyyy! Also, if I can get my head wrapped around it, I might be doing a paranormal YA for them, too. Not sure yet because I’m still bouncing ideas around.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Perhaps too much, which is always my downfall. One thing that’s been on my mind is book three of my werecheetah series. I found the heroine for book three and she’s an amazing shapeshifter. But will the books stop at book three? I don’t know. I’ve had several people ask if Rio and Sinclair will have another book and I’m seriously thinking about making it book four, if I can come up with something good. Of course, it won’t be a paranormal romance at that point. More like an urban fantasy or a paranormal suspense.
Now that Samhain has contracted STRIPPED, I’m thinking about what to do for “book two” in my half-werewolf, sniper series. You see, Half Breed takes place four years after STRIPPED. Which means there’s plenty of room to do things with Matt and Alexa. Hower, it’s also limiting because Alexa and Matt don’t start talking kids until they get to Atlanta. I have a partial synopsis written involving a pregnant Alexa, her playing bodyguard, hunting rogue wolves, and both of her overprotective wolf packs. However, I have nothing for Alexa and Matt between STRIPPED and Half Breed. Don’t get me wrong. It’s easy enough to come up with something because I made sure to put in a lot of world building with infinite possibilities. 😉
So in an effort to keep readers from getting confused, my plan is to keep my urban fantasies with Samhain and my paranormal romances (and a possible YA) with Parker. Of course, NY trumps everything. If I write outside of any of those genres, then that means I’ll be reevaluting my plans. That possibility always exists, especially since I LOVE sci-fi and horror.
Strangely enough, writing for more than one publisher has always been a scary prospect for me. I just didn’t expect it to happen, even though I had set myself up for it. Now that it’s real, I have a feeling it won’t be so bad–fingers crossed.
What do you think is your biggest fear once your dreams are realized?