So I took a couple days off from the EDJ just to kind of relax and enjoy. I had a lovely two days wearing my comfiest pant (oh my god they are the best pants) and just hanging out in bed with the cat snuggled up to my side (she was doing her barnacle routine). I read a lot, and that was splendid too (old faves and new releases I enjoyed).
And I also started writing.
But it’s not what I thought I would be writing.
That one is still in the works, but it’s a lot more involved, and I kind of needed….a writing break. The last one was kind of thought intensive, and while that was great, I was reluctant to dive back into another project that had so much going on. So I got to thinking about cupcakes….
Love and Cupcakes starts after a fire at a bakery. And I’d long ago wondered what happened on the other side, to other people, because of the fire. So I decided to explore that first. It’ll be a shorter story, maybe 20k, and a fluffy and sweet. It should take me too long, and it’ll help me get my writing mojo back, ease into the writing again. This new one, that has yet to get a title, is not dependent on having read the first story. Though there may be an appearance of either or both of the MCs in the new one, it stands completely alone. But it will also be told in alternating first, just as Love and Cupcakes is. So that’ll be fun.
So I’m excited about a happy little romp, and two guys falling in love. And once that’s done, I’ll focus my attention onto the next, more emotional, more involved tale. I’m feeling good about what I’m working on, and definitely about what’s coming up next. It’s just a little detour off the plan, but it’s a good one.