So now that my latest round of edits are done I can come back to the land of the living. I now have a whole host of career decisions to make. My publisher has expressed interest in yet another Sophie book and have asked if in addition to that I'd be interested in writing a young adult novel (YA) and/or a romantic suspense. I'll be honest, the YA sounds the most interesting to me. I've never written a real romance and I'm not sure if I could pull it off in a manner that would appeal to the typical romance-readership. But YA...
The original request was for me to write a YA version of Sophie but I turned that down. I just feel like writing Sophie in two different time periods at the same time would be too complicated and it would ruin the back story for the current series. But I could do a Sophie-like YA series where the characters are in high school. Of course at the moment the entire YA market is almost entirely devoted to paranormal fiction. I have always wanted to write a fantasy but I sort of feel like the complete saturation of the market may mean the death of it in the near future. How many vampire books can a teen read? Of course I say this knowing that I'll be tapping into HBO on demand this weekend so I can watch another episode of True Blood.
Anyway, if I did write a fantasy I wouldn't make it about vampires. There's simply nothing left to be said on that subject that thousands of other authors haven't said before. But perhaps a YA Sophiesque series that is similar to Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss? In other words I could write a mystery with just the slightest hint of paranormal stuff. What do you guys think? If I were to write a YA what would you hope to find in it? And would you even want a romantic suspense from me? Keep in mind that my writing tends to be somewhat irreverent in tone. On the other hand it would give me the opportunity to write a lot moresex scenes. That's always a good thing ; )
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