Okay, so I promised you I'd let you know about my next project, but then I gave up and went into hiding for a few days. But now I'm back and ... I seem to actually be writing after a solid week of staring at an open, blank document.
With Game On (ha, I still wanna say "my WIP") complete and out with my CPs, it's time for me to begin something new. Scary stuff, as I can't actually remember the last time I started a brand new story. Game On was written ... I guess six years ago. Wow.
Anyway, after the A-Z challenge, I noticed that people had made some very encouraging comments about the minor characters from Game On. Most notably, Jesse Shaw, the eighteen-year-old soccer player who was just trying to find his place in the team. I had an idea to write a story about Jesse - which would mean writing WAY out of my comfort zone. I have never written boy POV before, and I haven't written YA since I was a YA myself!
I have some boy POV words on my page, and they look strange. I think that's mainly because I'm not used to it, but also because I might not have quite managed to find Jesse's voice yet. I see awesome people like Jolene Perry and Nyrae Dawn getting male voice down to perfection and I wonder if I might just be deluding myself into thinking I can do it too. Maybe sticking to what I know is for the best? But then, if I don't challenge myself, how can I improve?
This is turning a bit rambly lol, but my point is, I am going to give this boy POV thing a try. It might be a disaster, or it might be awesome. Either way, I'm up for the challenge!