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I love my muse...

because she’s always coming up with new and interesting ways to avoid finishing the damn book.

Yesterday, it came up with the idea for a new book. Not just any book, but a completely different one to the three that are lined up, needing to be written, after I finish Riley 7. Yep, I need a new idea like I need a hole in the head, but that doesn’t seem to worry the muse. Worse bit is, she really wants to write this one. This is somewhat different to current series, though it is about the results of genetic engineering, and that features in the first three Riley books. This new one is about a genetically designed female soldier who refused to kill and was therefore rejected as a soldier. It’s set on a future earth half destroyed by war, and where humans now live in an uneasy peace with non-humans. I even have the prologue written (all fifteen lines of it) and I love it. But I can’t write it, because of all the other books. I’m thinking this needs to be my ‘only if you’re good’ book–-that is, the muse can play with this one as soon as it meets current targets. And in this case, that means finishing the damn book!

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I know dark angel--love the first season of it, but went off it in the second. Not entirely sure why. I was actually thinking my story sounded more like soldier, the kurt russel movie (which I love), because in both the protag is a reject, not an escapee.

That's always been a problem for me, too. I'll come up with ideas for three books in the course of writing one. Then I finish a draft and start another one before I go back through and polish the first, promising myself that I'll be back to it eventually... but I never am. It's like trying to slay Hydra by chopping off heads one at a time.

Also, you're already up to book seven about Riley? When did you sneak in book six? I could swear it was book five that just came out in August of 2007. Are you writing full time now?

book 6 comes out in April. Book 7 has to be handed in by april, but probably won't be out until early next year. By then, I hope to have book 8 finished :)

and yep, I'm writing full time. Have been for about a year and a half (ever since the health scare that landed me in hospital for 9 days--figured that was my body's way of saying 'enough!' )

The Reward Book (reward for being good) sounds like my cuppa tea! I love when paranormal stuff has science behind it; not just magic ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)

P.S. What is up with the weather? 35C days in autumn? The world's gone mad!

yep, the weather sucks. Thank goodness for air conditioning. And where the hell is the rain? It seems to have taken a detour around Adelaide, Melbourne and Tassie, and decided to dump everything on NSW and Queensland. :(

and yeah, reward books are good. Full Moon Rising was originally a reward book, and look what happened with that one! :)

lol I hate when muses start spewing ideas instead of sticking with the project your working on. Luck to you!

Go with it Kez. It sounds interesting. Sign me up to read it.

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