Saturday, March 13, 2010


Current Project: author?
Status: waiting

Here we go again, Saturday has rolled back around. How is everyone doing with their projects? I am still in limbo land but starting Monday, my goal is to pick up where I left off and write chapter four of the first book or brainstorm another book or two. Tired of drifting, time to work again. Tired of being apathetic, want to be pro-active. And real tired of housework.

Your turn.


Paty Jager said...

I don't blame you about the housework, Alice! LOL

This week was weird. First because I was on the road for three days of it. But I took printed pages of the book the agent has a partial of to go through and make sure it is the best I can do. I came home and caught up on blogs and e-mails. Then worked on a MIS sheet for Bridled Heart. And I'm doing character charts for the characters of the contemporary action adventure I brainstormed with Julie on the way to and from the retreat.

Next week I'll dive back into the edits/revisions of Spirit of the Lake. I've lost momentum on it because TWRP has a hold on contracts for the paranormal line. My editor said I can send it to her, and she can look through it, but she can't even think about contracting anything until July. Which messes with my hopes of having them come out in a timely fashion. Which has also made me want to work on the new idea rather than the third book. I'm so fickle!

Alice Sharpe said...

Paty -- Why is there a hold on paranormal contracts?

It sounds as though you usual twenty irons in the fire. I'm sorry about the spacing of the Spirit books but have a feeling your fans will wait for the second one.

Keep us posted on the Pinkerton book -- that's such a neat idea.

And for whoever out there was wondering about POV in novels switching from first to third (Debbie, bethany? Just can't remember who...), I just recalled a book by Mary Higgins Clark called WHERE ARE YOU NOW. A quick search last night revealed the book is written just like that, alternating between the heroine's first person chapters and other character's third person. It's not a romance, so I have no idea if that makes a difference, but it does work for Higgins Clark, Of course, at her best, just about everything works for her.

Katie said...

Man, I am SO in the same boat as you, Alice. What we all need is a strong wind to push out towards adventure, instead of sitting stagnant on the Sea of Mediocre Tasks beside the Boring Reef. I can't wait to cast off the heavy anchor of school and sail into my life, spending my day how I want to (Which involves more time just for writing). Apathetic is the perfect word for how I feel about anything that involves brainpower right now. So I'm gonna be a pirate and cut loose from it all! ARG, YE SCURVY DOGS!

It would be fun to be a pirate. @_< Let's do it!

Genene Valleau said...

Paty,pah on the hold on paranormal contracts! I sooo want to see your Spirit books in print.

Katie, love your sense of humor! And I'm doing a cover for a pirate book, though it doesn't have as much fun as your post. :)

Alice, so glad you're planning to dive into writing again on Monday! I've heard that cleaning out your house cleans out your mind for new endeavors, so maybe that triggered your urge to work. Or maybe you're just tired of housework. LOL!

Actually, I'm making progress on cleaning out my house and working on my story. Got the handwritten outline of my time machine novella input into the computer. That part is good, but I need to do more to stay on schedule. Starting tomorrow out with an updated plan of action. You're right, Alice--time for me to be more pro-active!

Alice Sharpe said...

Yo-ho-ho and ahoy there, Katie me hearty. Aye, but you be speakin pure gold. Wi' a wannion, it be time to cast off them lily-livered doubts and shove off into the blue, curses on them scallywags who be thinkin' otherwise! There be pieces o' eight out there, ye bonny wench, and yer name be on them or I'll be a landlubber and ye know that ain't so, say different and I'll keelhaul the lot of ya scurvy dogs!

Alice Sharpe said...

Genene -- you sound pretty darn driven to me! In fact, you're in danger of becoming an over achiever! Your new book sounds like such fun.

Christine Young said...

Alice, I don't think you should do housework. The house always gets dirty or messed up again anyway. Dust just doesn't stop coming.

Genene Valleau said...

LOL, Alice! I'm not an overachiever--there are just so many things I want to do! But I do like those check marks on my "to do" list. Hmm...guess that could be an addiction of sorts. :)

Katie said...

BWA-HAHAHAHA! Well, I be hang'd! That was some of the best pirate speech I've ever seen!!! I'm laughing so hard right now...