Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 • 3 Comments on What Next?
I am almost finished putting together Dream Lover: Paranormal Stories of Erotic Romance. I’m still waffling over the last couple of stories—I really wish I had an extra 20-30 pages to play with, but I don’t—and I’m also waiting for the foreword from a fabulous author, but the book is mostly finished otherwise. (I haven’t sent acceptances or rejections yet and the final selections are contingent upon approval from Cleis Press, so please be patient for another few weeks if you’re waiting for a response!) I hope to send the completed manuscript off before my October 1 deadline, but that’s going to depends on how quickly I finish my story (hopefully by Friday) and do the final edit and one more proofread/polish.
I think I like Dream Lover better than Fairy Tale Lust, but maybe that’s only because it’s the one I’m currently working on. Or maybe it’s because I’m a little more comfortable this time around and can just enjoy the process of selecting stories without stressing so much about whether everyone will love the book as much as I do. I don’t know. But I do know that I am just delighted with the stories I’ve chosen so far. Just a few more weeks and I can announce this fabulous lineup.
So now I’m starting to think about the next anthology. Well, to be honest, I’ve been thinking about it since I signed the contract on Dream Lover. What next? I have a couple of ideas, things I’d love to do because I either haven’t seen it done before or think I could do it better. (Ha!) I’m digging the paranormal stuff—would love to do a collection of just vampires or ghosts. Of course, the fairy tales were fun, too, and I wouldn’t mind revisiting them with an eye toward a darker collection, a la the original Grimm Brothers. A collection of Victorian erotica, maybe? Or erotic Greek and Roman mythology? Oh, the possibilities are endless.
But first, I need to finish this book.