Over the past year or so, I’ve fallen into the trap of a writing slump. Granted, in that time I was able to complete a short story contest (in which I got to the final round of judging!), my masters thesis, and slowly finish revisions of my completed manuscript to start querying publishers. However, my writing has been slow, and the schedule I once had fell by the wayside due to personal life circumstances.
But I want it back.
And that’s why, starting April 1st, I am starting (or continuing, since I got over-excited and wrote a page) an all new writing project, using April’s Camp NaNoWriMo as a springboard.
I’m not sure how it will go, but my goal here is to get back into the swing of writing. To rescue some semblance of a writing schedule. To write a new draft for the pure joy of writing and creating something new and interesting (at least to me).
And oh man, am I excited for this project.
While I’ve written fantasy set in the contemporary world before, that fantasy largely took place in another world that exists at the same time. So, I wouldn’t necessarily brand it the same way. This time, I want to try my hand at urban fantasy. You can check out my Pinterest inspiration board for the project here. There are going to be fox spirits (my own version of kitsune for the North American east coast), werewolves, selkies, swan men and maidens, and the occasional mer person, maybe others (we’ll see what happens). And of course I’m going to set it in southeastern Pennsylvania. I love Pennsylvania. Born and raised in the mountains on the central eastern side of the state.
That’s all I’m willing to give away for now. There is nothing like that feeling of a new project simmering on your brain stove. It’s going to be fun!