The first three and a half months of this year have been all about the rewriting, revising, editing, and proofing of three different manuscripts — books that will release in May and October 2008 and January 2009. I gotta tell you. I was growing sick to death of existing words and the need to fix them, delete them, rearrange them, rethink them, yada, yada, ad nauseam.
Well, today I finally got to work on a new book (first in an historical romance series), and it felt great. Sure, there will be moments when my mind is blank and I haven’t a clue what to write next. In fact, there will be lots of those moments, occasionally several times a day. But there will also be those moments when I’m lost in the story and it has all the potential in the world to be what I want it to be.
I haven’t discussed titles with my publisher yet, so I will refer to the book for now as MW. It’s set in 1915, and my hero and heroine are both running for mayor of their town. You know that sparks are going to fly! I am already enormously fond of Gwen and Morgan and will enjoy seeing their romance develop in the coming weeks.
I spent a little time today working on the Marketing Information Form for MW, including looking for possible costumes for women for the cover. I didn’t find quite what I was looking for but do have a few samples to get the cover folks started.
Well, it’s about time to call it a night. With luck, my subconscious will keep working and I’ll awake with some fresh ideas and insights.