This morning, I was pouring over my emails, trying to get rid of the 1000+ pieces of crap that have clogged up my inbox. I’m talking about the account where I send my emails that aren’t writing or publishing related. So technically, I shouldn’t have anything author-related in there, right?
A few months back an idea had struck me between the eyes with a thud. It was so powerful, that it I had to stop everything and write a synopsis for it. Well, that synopsis turned out to be a few pages long. Usually when ideas like that come along, I send an email to myself with some notes and/or references. No biggie. I don’t know where I was when I had written this, but I had sent it to the wrong account. Three months later, I’ve rediscovered the synopsis and wondered, “What the heck was I thinking? I should’ve written this sooner.”
Now, there’s a very plausible reason why I had forgotten about this particular book. It’s a contemporary romance.
Back the truck up, you say? Yes, you heard me right. A contemporary romance. Talk about a deviation from my love of the paranormal. Heck, even as I had read the synopsis, I knew the publishing house that would perfect for it. Though I could always add a paranormal slant to it, this story would be stronger without one.
So what’s a woman to do? I have no idea, really. I’m not about to deviate from STRIPPED 2 to write this because I love that story too much. However, this one has me intrigued enough to actually think about giving it some CPR and seeing what happens. Just not now. I’ll wait until I’m ready for a new pen name. 😉
What would you do if you were published in a genre you didn’t really want to be in?