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?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I am making some major progress!

I finished Book 5 in the Endless American Dream series during October and I am now digging in to the final book in the series, the penultimate book -- book 11.

Ambitious, eh?

It's proving to be a great boon to me to work on the "end" book. I'm adding layers to books 1 to 5, I'm making notes for books 6-9 and book 10, and I'm getting a good idea of how to maneuver my plots going forward.

I'm trying to wrap up book 11 by the end of the year, then I'll start work on Book 6 next year. I have the entire year to work on this series because (ta da!) I have a home for my mystery series for the next few years.

Go, me!

Happy new year, indeed....