New Project Time!
It’s time to pick a new project, because I haven’t started anything new in over a year and that is part of my problem. I need something with new energy, something shiny I can toss myself into to break out of this stall.
Bearing in mind that I’ll eventually write whatever strikes my fancy, here are my four contenders.
1. YA space opera (probably a novella): Reluctant young heroine. Grizzled veteran spacer. Robbery. Murder. Grand sweeping galactic plotline. A mystery and coming-of-age story.
2. Rural Fantasy (Novelette or novella): Haunted abandoned school. Small town secrets going back two or three generations. Class reunion. Ghosts. Lost loves.
3. Steampunk Heist Caper (Novella): Large cast of characters. Lots of conflicting interests. A mystical or mechanical McGuffin. A train robbery on the European continent. Double crosses and shifting loyalties. The next Arkady Bloom novella and probably the return of Tresa Wilhelm.
4. The long-delayed Spear of Destiny Novel: Evil antiquarians. Spear of Destiny. Blind Longinus, the time-lost Saint. Mystical magical Minneapolis and St. Paul. Roman witches.
So, any of these call out to you, dear reader?