Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Current Project: Spirit of the Sky Status: Starting Chapter two
My only resolution this year is to remain focused. I tend to traipse around not only with my writing genres but promotion and even things in my non-writing life. I have half started quilts, scarves, afghans... I get a new idea and I move on without finishing what I've started.
The same has been true of my writing. I didn't get results with historical westerns, so I wrote a contemporary western. I hear they are looking for historical paranormal, I write a historical paranormal but not a one time book--I come up with a trilogy. Then I get the bug to write an ongoing historical western romance series. Then I write a contemporary action adventure romance series. Now I have one more book in the trilogy to finish, the last book for the Halsey brother series, and then when the series get picked up, I have three more of each of those to write. And that doesn't include the two projects sitting at Harlequin which could bring in more writing options.
This is why my resolution for 2011 is being focused. I'm starting with writing the third book in the spirit trilogy, then the last book of the Halsey series (except that in coming up with the heroine I've added a twin brother who may need a book). Then I hope to be able to write more short stories for Harlequin Undones and have an agent who is clamoring for more books of the series.
So another form of focus for me is getting an agent who believes in my series and gets it in front of an editor who likes it.
But right now...I'm focusing on the release of my second contemporary western romance, Bridled Heart. See-I can't stay focused!
What is your focus this year?