First of all, I’m sorry for this post being so late to get out! You see, the internet went off Sunday at about 4:00 and didn’t come back on until … now. Wow. Nice job, Kell’s internet service providers.
So obviously, though I had a post partly-written (in a document, lol), I didn’t get to schedule. And that’s fine … we got a Monday post out regardless, now, didn’t we?
Second, I apologize for the title. ? But what did you expect, truly? Also, this was your second most requested post (after the one I posted Saturday) in my poll last Wednesday. So. Here you go! Talking about my fantasies and scifies. ?
Okay, okay! Fantasies and scifies is kinda silly. But hey, I’ll probably never be a serious speculative fiction author, so there goes.
Actually, in truth, I intend for my fantasies and scifies to be different brands all together. But more on that later. Let’s start with the basics.
Why do I, a historical author, suddenly want to write fantasies and scifies?
It’s simple … I have ideas! Ideas are the foundation of my author career, honestly. And I have been contemplating writing fantasies and scifies* for quite some time, but I’ve just never gotten the courage.
Then my friend/fellow fiend Angela R. Watts and I both decided to write fantasy novels this April for Camp NaNoWriMo 1**. And … that means I actually have to work on a fantasy novel.
*yes, I will keep calling them that.
**honestly, couldn’t they call them different things? Like, Camp NaNoWriMo [Month] is too bulky to say, and any other form leads to confusion as to what month of camp you’re talking about! DO BETTER, NANO.
So what novel am I working on first?
My first will be a fantasy novel called Caught in a Spell. (Don’t worry; that’s just a working title!)
Now, I have no idea if I’ll get anywhere close to finishing it in April … so far I’ve just done some outlining. But I would low key like to finish it this year, so we’ll see!
I have actually been working on this novel for … about 5 years now? In one form or another? It actually started as an earlier work called “The Misty Lake” which was … much different … and then it turned to Caught in a Spell.
And this new version I’m outlining is 1,000x different than any other version I’ve done together. I’ve eliminated the romantic interest altogether (I know, so unusual for me!), developed the villain, tossed out several cliches (and picked up some new ones on the way, lol), and here I am!
And what was all that branding nonsense I was talking about earlier?
Okay, so, I can explain that.
Essentially, my current plan is to end up with three separate author websites, three separate “brands,” though of course only one blog and one Kell. That’s right, never changing Reveries. ?
Essentially, I’ll have Kellyn Roth, my historical brand/writerings. Then I’ll have my fantasies … and my current plan for a pen name is “Kell Garrett.” Which is, if y’all don’t know, my real life name (minus the “y” … my name is Kelly Lyn Garrett).
And if I were to write scifies, then I’d go with Kelly McCall.
My plans for scifi are all along the same lines, and in fact I don’t know if I have more than one series in me, so that’s somewhat tentative. It would be more practical to just make one pen name for speculative fiction, but eh.
I had fun with the logos. The internet has been off for way too long, so there goes.
Am I crazy???
I am not. I AM NOT CRAZY. Stop looking at me like that. STOP!
I think that deciding to take on some new genres will be a growing experience for me.
BRING ON THE FANTASIES AND SCIFIES!
And that’s all I have for today! Again, apologies for the lateness!
I have a vlog coming out tomorrow morning on my YouTube channel, so that’s gonna be epicccc, too! It talks about my new fish, KG.
What genres do you write and do you ever hop genres? What’s the weirdest genre or type of book you’ve ever found yourself writing? [weird for you, I mean!] What do you think of all my complicated plans? Do you have 5 billion different story ideas pulling you as many different ways?
Also … the true test of friendship … do you love my puppies??? HOW ABOUT MY FISH!?!?!?!