As I have mentioned previously, I was working on the 2nd romance book under a pseudonym.
Did you notice I said was?
I have been hitting a wall with that book. Oddly enough, it was one of the first ideas I ever had to do in the romance realm, but for some reason I can't seem to advance the story. I feel like wading through a field of thick mud up to my waist. I'm about 7500 words in too. But last week, I decided to step away from it, brainstorm where I want the story to go, and started something new.
The something new isn't in any of my established series. I, at first, thought of it as a short story. Within two days, I had 1500 words written and I'm thoroughly enjoying it--to date, I have close to 3,000 words. I will keep you updated on where this story leads. I've written stories where I didn't have a clue where it was going. It's fun, to be honest.
This is why I love the freedom of being able to write what I want, when I want.