I am officially a fan of being an unpublished author.
While I stil intend to work on Lodestar and all its needed revisions, I am fully invested in experimentation.
First short story? Adult romance
First novel? Adult romance
Second novel? YA high fantasy
Third novel? Adult urban/contemporary fantasy
Short story of last weekend? Steampunk and dragons
Next planned novel? Adult adventure
I love this freedom to explore and experiment. Have I found my voice yet? Maybe. But perhaps not. That’s the joy of being unpublished. I can experiment, write whatever I want, and seek out my voice.
I can play with the rules and buck tradition.
In other words, I have complete and utter control and the absolute freedom to exert that in whatever manner I see fit.
I love being an unpublished author!
What about you? What do you love about the stage you’re at in this publishing journey?