Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Finally things are slowing down

Whew, this has been a crazy year, and August is half over! What a whirlwind. But I'm doing a happy dance because I finally finally finished the first draft of my WIP, another dark paranormal with some humor, some steamy romance and some mythological characters awkwardly trying to fit into the new millennium. Starting in September, I'll share snippets on Six Sentence Sunday. As much as I love this story, I'm ready to move on to another project!

While I used to work on several WIPs at once, time's been at a premium and I've felt lucky to have the time to devote to even one. Maybe it's a good thing, but maybe not. In working on more than one at a time, I felt it actually lent some perspective to the writing, especially if the stories widely varied in genre. It might sound crazy to you, but it worked for me.

So now I must choose which of the many waiting WIPs to work on. Oh, and I'm also nearly finished revising Wilderness Girl, my humorous erotic romance novella, for re-release this fall.

Nearly all of my WIPs are fantasy/paranormal these days, though I'd love to write another historical sometime. And another contemporary, but as always, it will depend on how strongly an idea tugs at me. I was hoping to have time to finish another holiday story as well, but we'll see if any Christmas magic takes effect.

I hope your summer's going well! Let me know if you did anything fun, or went anywhere interesting. I have to live vicariously through others!

4 comments:

Emma Lai said...

I've been working hard and the heat has kept me in turtle mode as well. Though the little one provides hours of entertainment. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Shoot. I was hoping to live vicariously through you.

LOL.

Just working here and trying to keep my plants and animals alive through the drought.

Angela Brown said...

Glad you're getting a chance to catch a breather.

Still working on stories when I can. Life keeps getting in the way with this whole responsibility thing. Geesh.

Cate Masters said...

Glad you're surviving the awful heat, Emma. Little ones keep you busy, don't they!

Hope the drought eases soon, Maria. We alternate between extreme heat and flooding here. Mini apocalypses everywhere, it seems.

I know, Angela, that responsibility thing's a drag! Hope you can catch a breather soon.