I started writing a Dystopian graphic novel with the intention of continuing the series. However, I then wrote an Urban Fantasy/Dystopian novella which I had in the back of my mind since the creation of the Zeek series started taking place, back in June 2007. I made both freely available in order to build a readership and to test the market reaction. Two years since publication in 2012, I have a significant number of downloads that I am happy with (around a 1,100) given I haven’t spent any time marketing (that is all about to change!). In addition, I am really pleased with the reader response to the stories.
However, I have since added another genre to my belt. In 2013, I started researching elements of exopolitics – the results of which were my first full-length novel which I wrote in the summer of 2014.
So, this morning, I sent my sample manuscript to a traditional publisher and I feel, for the first time in my life, really positive about anything.
I just love the novel.
So, the point I am trying to make is – as a writer, write what you know and what you feel comfortable with. I must say, at this point, I have ideas for a Historical Fiction novel and a Magic Realism novel and also another Sci-Fi novel.
However, what I really want to do is finish off the Zeek series first. At the moment, I am considering writing a prose version of Zeek and the Hoodies and finishing that series off in prose form – which can easily be done.