As I predicted my enthusiasm for my new "contemporary" project has evaporated, so I'm pottering about doing bits and pieces on various other projects waiting to see which one grabs my fancy.
It's not that I've totally abandoned the contemp. The storyline is sound, it's just that it lacks that certain ingredient that makes me want to pour my heart and soul into it.
How do you find that missing link?
If I think back over previous books there's always been something about them that made me want to dive into them (in addition to the characters, I mean)
AGW/Phantasmagoria - Georgian clothing, rambling old stately homes, the illicit nature of the relationships.
Passion of Isis - Archaeology, Egypt, Adventure.
Broken Angel - Fantasy lolita goth weirdness with demons and fights and general mayhem, magic and spookiness.
Dark Designs - yaoi and more lovely clothing, bosozuko, tattoos
Fortuna - molly houses, taboos, more Georgian clothing, graveyards and a bit of a mystery.
Pure Folly - ghosts and mucho m/m shenanigans.
Current contemporary effort - hmmmmmmmmm, big fat zilch.
So, if anyone should have any amazing ideas or character quirks hidden up their sleeves, send them my way.
Recently watched: The Tudors
Currently listening to: Silence (it's been something of a novelty over the last six weeks)
Currently reading: His Beautiful Samurai by Sedonia Guillone and The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Holt.