In addition to horror, paranormal, and urban fantasy, I’m a big sci-fi fan, though my tastes are more along the lines of the Alien and Star Wars books. Go ahead. Call me a nerd. I can take it. 😉
For months I’ve been trying to put together a sci-fi story and haven’t come up with anything that interests me. In fact, I have about 80 pages of a sci-fi set in the Antarctic future. Though it’s a good story, I don’t think it’s great, and that’s why I’ve stopped writing it.
Remember a few months back (November, I think), I said I wanted to try my hand with YA? Well, just like the Antarctica sci-fi, what I had written didn’t take off. I’ve had two false starts, and the passion for producing one had fizzled into nothingness. I let it go because I thought, I must have been out of my mind, thinking I could write a YA. Ha! Boy, was I a moron.
Things have changed with the two becoming one. I’m talking about my new project, a sci-fi YA. I have almost 25-percent of it done and a long, fun way to go. It’s nothing like the two stories I’ve started, so it’s not like I can cannibalize from them. I even have a title for it, though I’m not willing to share just yet. 😉 I don’t like sharing my titles because they tend to give away key pieces of what the story is about. So for now, I’m calling my secret project by its genre name. Also, I already have an outline for a possible book two, which will have a little bit more of a sci-fi horror slant. 😈
There you have it. Leave it to me to take the less popular road. Instead of trying my hand with very hot paranormal YA market, I’m going the Sci-Fi route. I’m hoping this project doesn’t end up on the back burner with more than thirty others.
Marrying two stories together is how I came up with this idea. How do you come up with some of yours?