Planning ahead? Is it possible?

While speaking with a friend the other day she asked what the next book in the Children of Khaos Series was going to be. My answer? Loving the Goddess of Love, followed by Death’s Lover and To Love a Gorgon.

The conversation drifted to other things, but my mind continued to think about it. What other books do I want to write in the Children of Khaos Series? What other stories are already percolating in my mind and on paper?

So I pulled out my pale accordion folder for the Children of Khaos Series and shifted through pages of book ideas. I read everything I’d ever written down in regards to the Greek mythological world. There was a lot more than I thought. At the rate I’m going I might just have them all written in about 20 years. 😛

So I thought I’d make a list for all the curious. It’s not in any particular order, because I’ll write whichever one speaks to me at the time. Some will be novel length and others shorter works depending on the characters.

Death’s Lover (Thanatos’ tale) – This is in the planning stages now with some of the scenes already set up from My Lord Hades.

To Love a Gorgon (Medusa and Poseidon) – This is also in the planning stages with a few scenes set up from Loving the Goddess of Love.

Zeus’ Follies (Zeus and Hera) – I have a good idea of where this book will head thanks to My Lord Hades, Loving the Goddess of Love, and a few deleted scenes from both.

Gift of the Gods (Pandora’s story) – This will most likely be a short story or possibly a novella.

Lover’s Moon (Selene and Endymion) – This will most likely be a short story.

(Demeter and Ion) – This will most likely be a novella or a novel. I have a good idea of what I want to happen in the story. It happens about the same time My Lord Hades does, though they only have two scenes in common.

Beloved Kora (Kora and Morpheus) – This is almost an idea. I have a few scenes that I want to have in the book, but we’ll see if they make it in or become short stories later.

Gods of War (Ares and Enyo) – This is barely an idea. I just know that I want to place these two characters together and see what happens.

(Eris and Horcus) – This will most likely be a short story or possibly a novella. I’m not really sure if I’ll be doing the idea I have for it.

Seducing a Mortal (Eros and Psycke) – This is almost to the planning stages of it’s development. I know where the story is going and what will happen. I just need to introduce one of the characters into the series. Which happens in Loving the Goddess of Love.

Hunter and the Huntress (Orion and Artemis) – This one is just a vague idea based off the mythology, but like with every story I do, I need to make some changes.

Stalking a Fury (Tisiphone and Eumenus) – This will most likely be a novella. Vague notion of where I want this to go.

Taking a Fury (Megaera and Dinus) – This will most likely be a novella. Vague notion of where I want this to go.

Seeking a Fury (Alecto and Telos) – This will most likely be a novella. Vague notion of where I want this to go.

Medusa’s Daughter (Daneira and Thayne) – This story is nearly finished. I started it shortly before My Lord Hades, and came to a stall. So I put it aside. The answer for the problem came in Loving the Goddess of Love which means it will have to wait even longer. It is a story way out of order and would spoil some of the other stories.

Second Chances (Poseidon and Amphitrite) – I have a vague notion of how I want this story to start, but no idea of where it is going yet.

Cry of the Cherub – This will most likely be a short story or possibly a novella. I have the premise down and where to start it, just not how to end. Wow! Just made myself a liar in less then 3 seconds. From the writing of one sentence, I had a tie-in flash of how to end the story. LOL

The Siren’s Call – This will most likely be a short story or possibly a novella. I have the premise and one of the first scenes down, but nothing more.

Of Gods and Mortals (Athena) – No idea where this story will go. Thinking the Battle for Troy is the perfect backdrop for the story, but that isn’t definite.

(Rhea and Coronus) – I see a few short stories between these two. I also have an idea for the beginning because of Loving the Goddess of Love.

(Persephone and Hades child) – This was a reader’s suggestion. I like the idea, sends me back to the Disney sequels of the Little Mermaid and her daughter. Although I hope it will turn out better than those did. It’s still simmering.

This is the list I have so far. I’m sure more will show up later. 😀

2 thoughts on “Planning ahead? Is it possible?

    • When I researching Greek/Roman mythology for My Lord Hades and Loving the Goddess of Love I ran into cross-promoted myths that sparked other story ideas. 😀

      I’m hoping to get to the point where I can write more than one a year. Two or three a year would be a good rate. 😀

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