For the last few months, I've been taking a sort-of break from my writing to focus on editing my Epic Fantasy, Soulbound. I'm still not done editing, but I need something to supplement the stress and focus it takes to edit something 600+pages long (don't worry--it's double-spaced), so I am getting back into writing with some new projects.
Since I can't really force myself to write something outside of Inrugia (the planet Soulbound takes place on), I am planning a children's series of fairytales that take place on the same planet. They will take a little longer to finish, as I will be illustrating them as well as writing them, but I already have an idea for the first book. The fairytales will be from Inrugia as opposed to being a bunch of rehashed Grimm or other Earthly tales, and will be a way to bring a younger audience into the world of Soulbound.
I've also been considering a Middle Grade or YA series, but that will come later, once I have about 10 books done for the children's series. I'm super excited, because I feel this will not only help me get back into writing, but will keep the interest flowing for my characters (both from me and from potential readers).
Another project I'm going to be working on is something a high school friend of mine, Cameron, is working on with me. We're co-penning a three-book series about a prince and princess. The first book is entirely in his realm and is about the princess, and mine is (guess what!) about the prince. We've been outlining and planning this book for over a year now, and our goal is to have the first draft of the first two books done by June. Can we do it? Heck yes!! More on this project as I go--I'm not sure what he wants to share with readers before the release, and what he wants to keep under wraps.
So, to all of you writers out there, keep writing!