I am out with my family later today, so I decided to do today’s NaNoWriMo contribution in the early hours. This would be fine if it were not for the fact that my new project is a move away from the romance genre and is a supernatural thriller.
The reason for the change of genre is that I love writing, but I am feeling the slog of the ‘re-writing’ so wanted another project I could launch into, to satisfy my need to thrash out the words. Initially I planned another romance, listing the characters, the protagonist’s goals and her obstacles – and setting out ‘things that happen’ i.e. major plot points. But – because I will be working on two projects at the same time, I concluded that writing two in the same genre could lead to some confusion between my characters. So I decided to write something completely different.
I’d recently read The Locksmith a Psychological Thriller by Jo Ullah, which I enjoyed immensely (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Locksmith-Jo-Ullah-ebook/dp/B07977CZZ4). When I read The Locksmith I was reminded of some pretty weird dreams and experiences I have had personally over the years. So for this new project I am taking some real life experiences and then dramatising them to the MAX, to create storylines for this new novel, which is going to be a Supernatural Thriller. It is going to be a kind of ‘Stir of Echoes’ meets ‘Coraline’. It’s a very new genre for me, especially as I do not normally do scary films/books as I am a total wimp. Hence I am now finding it very hard to get to sleep! I can feel a chill in the room setting the hairs tingling on my arms. And I keep thinking I can see things moving out of the corner of my eyes. It’s probably my hair getting in my eyes and a need to replace the double glazing. But my mind is definitely overactive. Great for the writing but not so great for a restful night of sleep.
I am now going to trawl through Netflix for something light and funny…and hopefully will nod off having happy dreams 😃