Thursday, 20 May 2010
Now we know the Skhye is the limit in romance writing!!!!
First of all, apologises for the sad introduction, Skhye, LOL!! I couldn't think of a better intro for you and this is the result...hmmm. Anyway, I think I can truly say that Skhye Moncrief has pushed the romance genre to the limit with her latest acceptance, the world is open to anything and everything so get writing and don't let that internal editor beat you into submission of a traditional romance!!!
Thanks for having me over, Rachel. I'm certain you'll cringe when I start to ramble... But the fact is quite overwhelming for me. I sold my were-wolf space opera. I know what you're thinking. I do. I infer it all the time through the facial expressions on people who've asked what I'm writing lately. I get that "huh" mask. So, just what is a were-wolf space opera?
Were-wolf space opera: something akin to Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica with were-wolves.
But I couldn't just leave the concept of were-wolf space opera there. No. I threw in vampires too. But my vampires are the traditional extra-terrestrial alien with large head, black almond-shaped eyes, frail/petite body, etc. Then, one must write about the 2012 end-of-the-world legends. Right? Add a pinch of soul mates. *shake jar vigorously* And voila, psychics who fight for your freedom of thought against the emperor of the universe who wants you serving as his next pet zombie. And I don't know anyone who wants to be a zombie!
As you can see, I was truly worried I'd never sell this cross-genre masterpiece. Yes, I know. My assessments are biased. But I know that, so, it's okay to throw in words that don't apply. ROFL
I would just like to add that I'm aware all of my work is too speculative. But I just can't control that aspect of my creativity. I can't stop mixing time travel with cults, fairies, were-wolves, psychic vampires, psychics, witches, and ghosts. It's like I have some affliction--some horrible untreatable bacterial infection. And, no, I don't recall any lost time memories from nights when aliens tried to "beam me up" or poke needles in my eyes. No. I only did that to my hero in my were-wolf space opera! *snort* But he's having a bad day.
So, I'm here to revel in the news--my personal madness--that I sold my were-wolf space opera in all its darkest glory to New Concepts Publishing.
Now, if only I could find that little piece of paper with my grocery list scrawled upon it... Alas, I have two cats who find everything exciting and have probably ran off with said list.
Listen to Skhye ramble at SKHYE'S RAMBLINGS http://blog.skhyemoncrief.com where you can check out her backlist of speculative romance, a gazillion publishing links, read her thoughts on over 200 reference books, and be amazed by her Friday guests who blog about the research they did when writing their novels. You just never know when an author will spill the beans on the end-all be-all source for the information you've been searching for! If that's not enough, join Skhye's yahoo-group-newsletter to be in the running to win her monthly drawing for a Time-Guardian Fan Kit. She's usually hosting some other monthly contest. So don't miss out on trying to win a Celtic album this May! The link to the newsletter is at her blog mentioned above. ;) ~Skhye
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Posted by Rachel Brimble at 23:28