Sunday, March 31, 2013

How Batman Totally Saved my SeaWeed

If you follow me on twitter (and if you don't you totally should! Follow me!) you've probably noticed lately that I've had some...difficulties with my current #WIP, LOCKE AND KEY.

I began this project at the beginning of the year, and I was sooooo excited about it! Since I ventured into self-publishing for the Kindle in 2011, I've published a series of short thrillers, a couple memoirs, and even a couple of short smutty pieces under the name Sasha Sparks (Follow her on twitter!) That's a huge array of literature, but LOCKE AND KEY--a young adult, lesbian, super-hero novel--is different entirely. And I was ready to stretch my writing muscles in new and exciting ways.

And I still am! But I've got to put LOCKE AND KEY down for a bit. I'm about halfway through the first draft, and I'm finding myself less and less connected to my characters, and less and less sure about where I'm going. I'm a pantser, so I'm accustomed to a certain amount of anxiety and nail-biting in my writing, but this has gone beyond predictable levels.

Here's the plan:
I'm putting LOCKE AND KEY down for now. And I'm picking up my next project. It's another novel, so I'm still going for the literary marathon, but this isn't YA, or super-hero oriented. There's no coming-of-age in this project. This is a story of a serial killer.

Literary Research



Meanwhile, Brandon's gonna read what I've cobbled together on LOCKE AND KEY, and give me a fair assessment. Maybe I'll go forth with both projects at that point, or maybe I'll finish the serial killer novel first. Not sure. We'll have to wait and see.

Stick around here or stalk me on twitter, and you'll be among the first to know what the outcome is!

And here! Just for you:

Batman Totally Saved My Seaweed

1 comment:

  1. Batman makes everything cooler. But I am curious about both projects.