For the very first time ever, November is imminent, and I don’t already have a project underway in some fashion. I’m putting the last polish on the project I finished last November, just finished another novel set in the same universe, and am at the point where I need to start something new. I’m rather fuddled over what to do next, though. I’ve been thinking I might take a crack at a non-genre YA novel, though I’m concerned by the bits where I’m not very well read in YA, particularly non-genre YA, and the obvious themes for the book seem to be “Teenagers are a waste of space.” I could crank out the next book in the same universe as the last two, in case I haven’t yet had my fix of pirates, spies, and snarky computers. Or I could switch gears entirely and do the semi-post-apocalyptic urban fantasy premised on a realistic Romeo and Juliet.
The second two options are almost definitely getting done at some point. The first option I’m most interested in because, hey, it’s been days since my last good train wreck. But at this rate, I’m not going to have decided by Tuesday, and there’s still a chance somebody will take up the ice cream challenge against me. (That is, the first to 50k buys the other one ice cream, sometimes with an extra penalty for not getting to 50k in November.)
So my question to you, dear audience, is this: Which one should I do?