Sunday, November 12, 2017

I'm getting the itch to write again

I finished two mysteries this year after writing Book 7 of the Dream Series. I've been not-writing for about 2 weeks and I'm getting antsy to get going again.

I plan to review Books 1-7 in December, then I'll dig into it again in January to write Book 8. The end is in sight: Book 9 will wrap up the series.

Fingers, don't fail me now!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Oh, the angst, the worry, the anguish

Yep. I'm writing.

I've made good progress on Book 7 of my paranormal series, but I'm at that point where I'm facing my self-imposed deadline. I have 8 chapters to and a little over a month to do it. I'm pretty sure I'll make it, but ...

I always go through a lot of angst when writing on this series. I have to remind myself constantly: "It's not what you want the story to be. It's what the story is." I love these characters and I want them to be happy and not have any problems, but I have to remind myself that the story demands otherwise.

Hence, the angst.

I never know for sure if I hit the mark until I finish it, let it sit for a few months, then come back and read it again.

So I'll let you know in, oh, October, if I did it.

Until then: it's fingers on the keyboard, and writing.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

New year, so it's time to write

I'm wrapping up my review of Books 1-6 of the Dream series and jotting notes for Books 7-9. I'm in mostly unexplored territory now. I had rough drafts of books 1-6 but have little to work on for the future.

It should make for interesting times ahead!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Progress of a sort

I finished book 6 of the Dream series and am taking a break for the rest of this year. I'll work on a mystery then in January I plan to dig in and work on Book 7 of the Dream series. That kicks off Volume 3 of that series, so I need to generally plot out what's going to happen in the next 2 years of the lives of these characters.

Sound busy? You bet I am, and I enjoy it that way!

Friday, April 8, 2016

And more progress!

I wrote that penultimate book for the series and finished it at the end of last year. On January 1, I started work on Book 6 of the Dream series.

Then I got derailed -- long story, but a perfect storm of stuff happened. A major event I was managing took place, my sister needed my help, my mother-in-law passed away, I got majorly sick.

But I'm back on pace now, and hope to finish Book 6 of the series by mid-year. Then on to Book 7. Books 8 and 9 next year and ...

Who knows what's after that?