Those two had such great chemistry! And now, I'm completely obsessed with writing a story about these:
But besides the problem that a mermaid story line is not even REMOTELY close to the genre that my YA pre-dystopian political thriller, Keepers of the Flame, falls under, I might also be competing with her:
Who said in an interview I recently saw, that she wanted to (or had already started, I can't remember) write a book about mermaids.
This world is so unfair!
Ms. Meyer is about to do to the mermaid world what she did to vampires... which is, to say, that she made it almost impossible for anyone else to write about the topic without seeming like a copy cat! [Not that I don't love your books, Steph, I just wish you'd give us other poor souls a chance!] I suppose its time for me to use those freakishly awesome dead-line writing skills I recently discovered (see post below) and get my idea written before the world is graced with sparkling mermaids to compliment Edward's glittering veneer.
But what are your thoughts... is it okay for me to write a paranormal YA book about mermaids when I've already written a pre-dystopian YA political thriller? Do you think an agent would pick someone up who has such different tastes in genre? I really can't help it, you know... my tastes in writing are as varied as my tastes in reading. I have story ideas for practically every genre! But I'm obsessed with my mermaid idea at the moment... I'd love to hear what you all think about my dilemma!