Thursday, May 7, 2015

Adrift in fantasy land

I'm really excited that in one week from today, Kensington's Lyrical Press will release The Griffin's Secret. It's a very cool fantasy, a spin on the Brothers Grimm story called The Griffin, but set in the present with a rock and roll, magical twist.

After that, I have no releases set. I have one sub out, but expect I'll end up self-publishing that one.

For about a year, I've been a bit lost. For awhile, I couldn't even write, but that can only last so long before my head implodes from too many characters and story premises and scenes and... you get the idea.

As I mentioned earlier, I've been revisiting my old short stories. Mostly mainstream, some speculative, some defy categorization.

Not that I haven't been writing. A story that's been in my head for years finally came to the forefront and demanded to be written. Last weekend, I topped 45k, and that *might* be halfway. It's going to be a long one.

But once it's finished, I'm not going to sub it under this pen name. I need to try something new, and this story's very different from others I've written. A different pen name gives me more freedom to experiment.

Another novel I've been working on for years, on and off, I'll sub under my first pen name of C.A. Masterson.

And I have a really cool idea for a steampunk story. I've been wanting to play with that genre for a long time too, and have started that one. But, like the others, I will use a different pen name for that one as well.

Depending on many factors, such as a) whether I actually finish all these stories, and b) I find a publisher who loves them too, and c) readers love them also, then eventually I may reveal these new pen names. Or not. We'll see.

It's all part of being adrift in fantasy land. I love it here.


4 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like you have lots of projects in the air. Looking forward to hearing more about them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot of stories you have in your head.
I like the rock and roll aspect of your upcoming release!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Susan. Hopefully I'll finish them someday, lol. I also need to revise a few stories whose rights are reverting to me this summer. I think I need a clone!

Thanks Alex

LD Masterson said...

I'm interested in the novel you're planning to sub as C.A.Masterson. Not just why, but that name appeals to me. *grin*