Do I have lots of ideas? Yes. Do I have time to flesh them all out? Not if I want to finish Lady of Daemons, I don’t. Am I still meddling with them on the side? Of course I am. These are the ideas currently bubbling around in my brain box.
The Final Days
About: The Final Days is a YA historical fantasy that takes place in the same world as Lady of Daemons, but explores a different aspect of it. While Lady of Daemons focuses on…well, daemons, The Final Days is all about sky pirates. Action! Adventure! Violence! Emotions!
During NaNoWriMo 2017, I wrote the first 10k of The Final Days. I continue to chip away at it, but I won’t seriously write it until Lady of Daemons is totally wrapped up.
Synopsis: The indomitable pirate skyship Coral Snake leaves no survivors…which is why Tomás and Elena Arrellano are so surprised when they survive the Coral Snake‘s attack on their skyship. Determined not to waste any time, the siblings swear revenge and form a hasty alliance with two other sky pirates (Zhi Xiang and Vlady Koslov) and one very overwhelmed Groundling (Jonah Grayson).
What should be a straightforward revenge mission is soon complicated by fracturing alliances and shifting desires. As emotions rise to a boil and dark secrets are revealed, the young sky pirates must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice in the name of vengeance, honor, and freedom.
None of This Means Anything
About: A contemporary YA fantasy, None of This Means Anything is the tattered remains of my 2013 NaNoWriMo novel. I loved the characters and the magic, but the plot was…well. Let’s just say the plot had some issues.
This idea is currently shelved, but I think about it often and I hope to start redeveloping it within the next two or three years.
Synopsis: Jamie Dawson is different but not special. Different, because she’s a selkie. Not special, because she doesn’t have a chosen one destiny to live up to or anything like that. She just happens to be a girl who can turn into a seal—a detail that’s about as important as her Mario Kart high score.
Then Jamie discovers that she’s not the only “different” one in her circle of friends, and she starts to wonder: does being different mean something after all? Is she part of something bigger? And if it does…is she okay with that?