Life has a way of affecting who we are and how we think and what we write, if we're writers. Now, I've come to a crossroads. It's time for something new. I read up on crossover fiction and I know it's for me because I've been enjoying it for years but never gave it a thought as to writing it.
Its exact meaning is debatable, what it means to me however, is, it's fiction that appeals to adults and young adults. I see it as that.
I had started another book before this present one I'm doing and it didn't take off. What I mean is, I was not fired up with working on it. It might intrigue me later on. But right now, I find myself eager to add to this other book. Eager, as in I can't wait to start working on it again in the morning! That is how my books usually go. When I become obsessed and focused, I get a book done.
This new work in progress, the crossover one is darkly comic with all kinds of adventures and packed with eccentric characters. There are outrageous situations and some supernatural stuff too. But it's not dark, creepy stuff. It's the way I want to go now.
I will, to avoid confusion, use my name, but it will look like this: Carole Gill writing as
Esme Aschenputtel or whatever pen name I choose.
Posts have been going up about the characters, giving behind the scenes info about what's going on in the story. I'm having a lot of fun with that.
I love crossover fiction and I always have. But I never thought about writing it. JK Rowling's Harry Potter, Daniel Handler penning Lemony Snicket's, A Series of Unfortunate Events and lately,
Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce Mysteries, convinced me otherwise. If I find myself reading those books and enjoying them, that tells me something. I am also reading Roald Dahl's brilliant work, I discovered years ago.
Read a lot and read widely is the best advice we get! Tomorrow I'll be putting up another post from my work in progress. It's all been quite a departure for me which is all part of the adventure as well as part of the journey!