I just never know what project is going to suck me in and go somewhere. I have a whole stack of writing projects that are still awaiting my attention and I think getting them done will require the use of cloning technology–for myself. I find that the business aspects of being an Indie author is so time-consuming, it has cut way back on the time I have to actually write. I’m trying to get to a point where I’ve updated all information on my books, got them all into final draft and listed on Amazon and Smashwords and elsewhere, and then maybe I can just LEAVE THEM ALONE for once. Hoping that. Hoping.
And now, there is this recent move to a new place, meeting the woman of my dreams, and the impending visit to New Zealand, followed by an actual relocation there at the end of the year–possibly to reside for several years.
I try not to think far ahead enough to consider what will go in storage and what I will take with me to another country.
Everything seems to be happening at once, and I’m just trying to keep up. But I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and that is due solely to my darling Kate, who has inspired me, eliminated my creative/writing blockages, and brought hope and love and laughter back into my life. She’s everything I had ever dared hope for, and MORE. It doesn’t hurt that she’s also drop dead gorgeous and I’m wildly attracted to her!
As for my own writing endeavors, though I’ve been getting some whining about where the 3rd in the AKA Investigations series is, currently, I have been sucked in by my story, Resurrection Sticks. It was supposed to be only a short story, based on a weird dream I had. But then as I worked on it, I could see there was more there. Likely, it will be a novella. Kate has been cracking the whip for me to continue it, since she likes it so much. It is a bit of a departure for me. Call it speculative scifi.
And I’ve been cracking the whip on Kate’s new book she’s almost finished writing…(if you can call whining “Where’s the next chapter?” cracking the whip).
Building Character is already a brilliant piece of work and I can’t wait for her to finish. Her writing just keeps getting better and better. I’m so proud of her. I mean what an intriguing concept. Here’s the blurb:
Fen Marshal believes in living her life exactly as she pleases. She’s a writer and a womanizer who has her fun and walks away before anyone has a chance to want more from her. It’s not part of her plan to fall victim to obsessive lust, and as for love, well that just never enters the equation.
But Ruby is the woman is the woman of Fen’s dreams – literally. Fen finds herself attracted and obsessed – besotted – with a particularly delicious character from one of her own noir fiction novels.
It’s an obsession that brings Ruby to life – somehow, who cares how? Fen doesn’t. Fen just wants to love this creature she’s manifested through the pure strength of her imagination.
There’s only one problem. Ruby is not a nice character. Yes, she’s beautiful. But she’s also ruthless, possesses no heart or soul and doesn’t bleed.
She may just be the worst mistake Fen’s ever made.
After she gets that one done, we will have to start the marketing and publishing process on it…(and Resurrection Sticks will probably be done then, too) but we can also get back to the co-authoring of our book Hanging the Moon. Very excited about that project. I have about 100 pages and the general plot on it, and when she jumps in, we should be able to get it completed within two months.
So…lots to do, lots to think about and even more to enjoy. Finally, I feel my life is moving exactly in the direction I have always wanted it to go. And I can’t wait to write the next 26 books! Especially now that ‘ll have my writer-wife next to me, doing the same thing! It’s just a fantasy made real for any writer.
As Frost said, miles to go before I sleep… but it makes a huge difference when you’re loving the journey.