So I just turned in the revised manuscript for Book Four, Vacant. There will be a round of line edits and copyedits after this, but essentially, I’m done. Since this was the last book on the contract for now, I have no hard and fast commitments for the rest of the year.
This is a wonderful thing! I’ve had projects piling up in my brain for awhile. My friend and critique partner Kerry and I are working on a suspense project about a hotel ghost as we speak. I have ideas and ideas and ideas for more projects, some in Adam’s world, but far more outside of it. After spending a very long time with Adam, I finally get a chance to play in other worlds and with other characters, which is exciting.
But, this is a terrible thing. At last count, I had eight projects that I want to write Right Now. They are fighting for space in my brain, elbowing and jostling each other so badly that I find it hard to write any one thing. The shiny! The other shiny! What about this other thing? Oh, and have you thought of this?? It is distracting me like crazy.
So, this weekend, while I drive up to SpartanCon (come say hi at the con if you’re in town), I’ll have three glorious hours in the car to think. I will audition ideas for Next Project after Hotel Ghost, and let them fight it out to the death in a cage match of my own making. The winner will survive, bruised and bloody, and stagger out into the sunlight ready to work.
It’s going to be an adventure.