Given I’ve finally gotten a week or so out from roughing out the last sticky scenes in Seeds of Blood, my plotbunnies are just beginning to make the first tentative twitches toward “what should be the next origfic idea”. Tentative. They’re still pretty flattened in post-fight-scene exhaustion, and RL hasn’t let up any.
Still, the twitches are there, so I was poking what I might like to write, with the view that it ought to be something I’d like to read. And preferably fluffy. The Net of Dawn ‘verse is a lot of things, but it’s not that fluffy, and I could use some.
…So of course at 11 at night when I’m trying to go to sleep, my brain hit me with a shred of an idea. It… is not exactly fluffy. Maybe lighter than the Net ‘verse. But unless your idea of fluff involves corsets, possible wandering demons, and steamy implications in a library….
I have no idea how to write a paranormal romance, especially given just about every one I’ve read makes me want to throw the book against the wall with, how can anyone let their (ahem) nether regions’ reaction of “He’s so hot!” override, “Um, he’s Evil.” Trying to search the subject on Amazon either brought up things with lousy reviews or Kindle books. I still don’t have Kindle, and I wouldn’t want to use it when I’m trying to poke ideas for a book. I need quiet and no lit screen!
ATM my best idea is to hit up TVTropes and see what they say shows up in the genre, so I can either invoke, avert, or mock the tropes involved. And aim it as much toward the urban fantasy side of the genre as possible.
Because there aren’t many details in the bunny yet, but it came up with a title. A title that is a horrible pun.