How It All Began…

Posted by Sid


I am (was) working on a YA novel about a teenage witch, her friends at witch camp, and a curse that infects her brother’s hockey camp. It wasn’t working out so well for me, and I was frustrated, to put it mildly.


At that same time, my writing companion was also experiencing writer’s block and the same frustration. My roommate was at loose ends; felt she needed a creative outlet or something to occupy her attention. Thus was Perfect Coven born.


It’s a passing reference in the Hockey Witch novel (which will change if/when I ever get back to it), but one thing my main character and her three friends bond over is a series of paranormal romances that they all read, called Perfect Coven. So I thought, “If I’m blocked writing Banshee, I’ll just write the romances they all read.”


I pitched the idea to James and Mickie, and they thought it would be fun to try.


So, essentially, the Perfect Coven series is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series that stems from the world of a different urban fantasy novel – a world within a world.


We spent a lot of time world building, and defining the very specific differences between Banshee’s world and the Perfect Coven world. I like to think that work gave me a better grasp of Banshee’s world for if /when I go back to that world.


Our plans for this blog are to introduce our characters to the world, give some insights as to how we’re doing what we’re doing and ummm…get you all interested enough to read. We plan to post at least one blog a month about the series, but there may well be other posts about Perfect Coven or other topics of interest. We plan to share drawings, timelines, excerpts, notes, outtakes, and word counts; essentially – blog.


The structure is trilogies; four trilogies, then a final book in the series, tying it all together, for a total of 13 books.


I’m working on the second book of the first trilogy, Perfect Coven 2: Cursebreaker’s Dance, and I’ll write more about that next time.


The next monthly post will come from Mickie in January.


Perfect Coven 2: Cursebreaker’s Dance word count: 22,138 / 50,000 words. 44% done!


James says: One of our goals in this series is to take standard romance tropes and write stories that utilize them in new and unusual ways. Given that we are working in a fantasy/paranormal setting, we are presented with several options on how to do this.


Perfect Coven 3: Jasper’s Song word count: 17,353 / 50,000 words. 35% done!


Mickie says: Working, working, working!


Perfect Coven 1: Charlie’s Web word count: 15,672 / 50,000 words. 31% done!