I’m struggling with what to do for my next big writing project. I have a couple of story ideas-a prequel and a sequel to my first novel. But I’m not feeling either right now. I do feel a strong urge to start a completely new project, but I have no idea what to write about.
This blog has taken on a life of its own and takes up some significant time some days and I enjoy writing it. It feels like writing letters to my friends. But I want to sink my teeth into another big project, with research and character studies and world building and plotting an outline.
Part of the reason I want to start a new project is because I’m waiting for feedback from my writer/editor friend. What if she tells me it’s a disaster? She would never be that unkind. But this imposter syndrome is no joke.
Anyway, I know I want it to be sapphic and sci-fi or fantasy. And I’d like to have the characters be a bit older. Not that I don’t appreciate youth. I do, but it sucks that in our society women my age. or older, all but disappear from the romance genre.
As if we’re dried up old crones that no longer desire sex and intimacy and romance. It’s hard to find sapphic sci-fi, but it is practically impossible to find sapphic romance with main characters in their fifties or older.
I’ve already recommended one in my October 18th entry, but that was science fiction. I have only read one lesbian romance with mature protagonists: Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan. It was a delightful story that I very much enjoyed. The characters ages were a part of the story and they felt real.
Anyway if you have any ideas about what you’d like to read, let me know. Maybe it’ll spark a fire of an idea for me.
Be well my friends.