Before I talk about my WIP, I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all those who commented on my New Blogging Schedule and Life-changing News post. I created a special award last year for those who comment on my blog and if you haven't already received it, I'm bestowing it upon you now.
I would also like to thank the following bloggers for giving me awards: Huntress for the Blog On Fire Award; Madeleine for the Fearless Follower Award; and Josh Hoyt and Marian Allen for The Stylish Blogger Award. If you haven't already visited their blogs, please do - you won't be disappointed.
As you now know, from the 4th September I will be taking a 12-week break from work to concentrate on my writing. I have 17 weeks to plan and prepare. My biggest question at the moment is which novel do I write? I have four novel ideas, ranging from already writing to a rough outline.
Dreaming of Sleep is science fiction. I've already written 67,000 words, so it makes sense to use the 12 weeks to complete and edit it. However, I don't have the ending yet and I am worried it is too dark. It does have a romantic element to it though, and I'm torn between keeping it dark or making it lighter.
Cosmic Seed (formerly Seeds of Change) is science fiction bordering on fantasy. It deals with a dying planet and its attempts to re-populate its species using alien DNA. I have a rough plot outlined and would see this as the first in a trilogy (I have an idea what direction the second and third books would take).
So those are my four novel ideas. What do you think of them? Am I making the decision too complicated by dreaming up new novel ideas? Does it really matter which genre I'm first published in? As always, I would really appreciate your advice.