Since I’m done editing for now, I’ve had time to consider new ideas and storylines. It’s fun, because it kinda feels like when I first started writing The Paladin. But... I’m not the only person writing paranormal fantasy adventure novels. Sometimes others have similar ideas.
Now I could get upset and grumpy, but it’s best to take it as a lesson. Lots of people have similar ideas. JRR Tolkien wasn’t the only one to write about dragons and elves and he doesn’t own the rights to them. After all, if he (and his estate) held a death grip on those ideas we would have Game of Thrones.
So so what am I doing about finding another novel about monster hunters sanctioned by the Vatican? Learning. Obviously my readers would overlap with theirs, so I can learn about cover design, genre focus, and any other details of marketing. People that like that book will likely enjoy mine, so if I can learn, I’ll be all the more prepared for my own release.
So I’m going to look into this novel. I’m going to see what steps they took to market it, their art, and anything else I can to help me with my book. And maybe, someday, someone will do the same with The Paladin.
Dont forget get to be awesome.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.