I hardly ever talk about my writing on this blog.
Maybe it's because I'm bad at promotion. We know it's not because I'm too shy to tell you each and every detail of my life (see posts 1-300).
Maybe, I don't know, it's because I can't get over the notion that writing is meant to be read and I want my readers to enjoy all the words I produce.
Is the slow arduous process of writing a book, blog post worthy? Today it's going to have to be because that's what's holding first position in my head.
But first, here's a status update:
The Persephone Campbell Series: Losing Beauty and Losing Hope are still alive, kicking and selling at a normal small publishing rate. Will I write the third book in the series? I'd really like to think so. Do I have a self-imposed deadline? No, not really. Although I should probably commit to at least thinking about one.
The Virtual Life of Maisy Parker is off with Agent Emily. I have my fingers crossed for good news on that front. If you have an extra set of fingers to cross or good juju to send my way I'll be forever grateful. It's such a good book. Really, really good book. I fall in love with it all over again each and every time I dive back in.
I have my sights set on a big six publisher this time around.
On the one hand, that's exciting. Sort of like dating someone new with all the accompanying nail-biting anxiety and self-analysis (Will they like me? I mean really, really like me or just kinda, you know, sorta like me?) And by me, I mean the book, which is crazy, I know. But remember, writer here! No problem with playing the crazy card.
On the other hand, it's frustrating because I'm so in love with this book. I want you all to read it. Pronto! As in yesterday!! But you can't and won't be able to for at least another year. Assuming it sells today or tomorrow or even next week, which could happen if someone really, really likes me...I mean my book!
Which leads me to how I'm currently spending my days.
The new book, of course! And, after a week and a half it's already filled me with doubts. The normal ones that I always have before that tight little imaginary world is solidly in place, but this time they're infused with a few extras...maybe just for good luck? :)
Do I like it as much as the last one?
Does the dialogue sparkle?
Are the characters too crazy? I mean, some of them are sociopaths so they have to be crazy, but is that the kind of thing people want to read?
Is the plot too slow?
In the alternative, is the plot too fast, not as developed as it should be?
What if I run out of things to say?
Okay, you all know I was kidding with that last one, right?
What about you? What are you working on and does your current project ever infuse you with the need to play your writer crazy card?