I'm gearing up for the blog tour for Wild Blue Under which releases November 1, but I'm already working months ahead. That's how it works in this business; something you wrote months ago hits the shelves while you're writing to your next deadline.
I'm thrilled to say that I have a next deadline! :) My big news of the week was that I accepted an offer to write another series, this one about genies. Still the same tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted paranormal tone, but think I Dream of Jeannie meets Indiana Jones. I have half of the first story done and I have to say I'm having as much fun with this story as I did with the Mer ones, though it was hard to leave Mariana (Reel, Rod, and Angel's sister) treading water in the South Pacific. She's got her story to tell and I'm working on that one around the contracted stories, so here's hoping there are more underwater tales to come.
People ask me where I get my ideas and what happens if I run out. Hopefully that won't happen, and thanks to some early morning, semi-awake brain function today I've already got an idea for another series based on what happens with this first genie. Nope, not another genie series, but that's all I'll say at the moment until I start fleshing it out.
This is one of my favorite reasons for writing paranormal; that I can take an idea or a mythology and put my own spin on it. Is anyone really going to be able to tell me that mermaids don't talk to lizards or that the three-wish stipulation wasn't just propoganda to make mortals think before they recited a list of "gimme this," "I want that," "Ferrarri," "sailboat," etc.
And, of course, I have a few stories I wrote before selling the Mer series that I'd like to work with to give them their chance to see the light of day. So, hopefully, the Idea Well won't dry up in the near future.
So where do your ideas come from?
And if you'd lik to see the working titles and blurbs for the genie series, check out my blog: