Now, I know you've all been terribly sad about my brief finals-week hiatus, but I have good news:
Here's what I've been up to while I've been gone:
1) Editing some of Synesthesis and its queries
2) Sending more queries to potential agents
3) And STARTING MY NEW NOVEL! YAY!
My goal for the new novel is to finish it by the end of June and have it beta ready by mid-August.
So here's where the question comes in...
My previous novel, Synesthesis, is YA dystopian. My new novel is LGBT romance and very...um...not YA.
(Here's the gist...)
Veronica (Ronnie) McGallen married the man her mother told her to, fell in love with him, and moved on with her life. This is until she started reaching the dark side of 39 and her bringing her entire life into question. Ronnie's love and compassion for her husband and her burning desire to branch out and search for something greater leads her to the places she knows she'll never find love: in strip clubs and in beds, against walls, and on floors with superficial women. But when Ronnie accidently meets a woman she could actually fall for, she questions if it's equally wrong to give up the chance as it is to cheat on the man whose ring she wears...Still, does she really want lose the safe, sturdy, dependable, man she loves for a southern belle waitress who understands her without barely trying?
So, yeah...it's a bit different than the previous book. More steamy, more complex. I definately think it's more me. Even the way I'm writing is pleasantly more adult and literary in style than my YA manuscript. The problem is, I don't know how this should affect the way I proceed. I mean, my blog has been dystopian themed, the agents I've looked for are YA agents looking for dystopians, and now I'm making a change that I know I have to take, because its much better for me and much more my style, but I don't know how to move forward from here. I've also been contemplating self-publishing Synesthesis if the queries fall through and then really looking for an agent for this WIP. What does one do in the event of such a large genre jump?
Comments? Advice? Pretty Pleeaaaasseee?