Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My current work in progress

Today is the last week in a writer's blog hop I'm participating in! Click the image to join. Yes, you can join at the very end! :)


This week we're supposed to talk about our work(s) in progress. Honestly, that question makes my head hurt a little. In the first thirty two years of my life, I published a total of ONE novel. And, that seemed to fill a surprisingly large amount of time.

However, in 2014-2015, my goal is to publish FOUR novels, each of the novels in The December People Series. The release date for book one is 4/14/14, so that's pretty much signed, sealed, and delivered, but there is a lot of work to do to prepare for the release, so it definitely still feels like a work in progress!

I recently completed book 2 and sent it to beta readers. Soon, I'll probably be working on some edits.

And, I'm currently writing book 3. Since none of the books are even out yet, I don't want to say too much about this WIP because that would involve spoilers! However, I will say that each book centers around one of the four seasons. Book 3 is spring, and I've been enjoying embracing my springtime self. And for once, the timing is perfect. I love watching spring gradually trickle in around me as the story progresses.

So, I'm marketing one book, editing another, and writing a third. That's a lot more than I'm used to! But, so far anyway, I haven't lost my mind. It helps that I am hopelessly in love with The December People Series. I don't think I could stop writing if I tried.


5 comments:

  1. I don't know how you do it. I've just sent my last book to my agent and it will go on submission in April (WHICH IS NEXT FREAKING WEEK) I'm beta-ing and blogging and working my day job and writing my WIP MG. I'm also, as we speak, playing animal orphanage with my littlest. She is tapping her toes while I type this, waiting till I can be 'customer #1' again. And that's still nowhere near publishing and marketing 4 books in 12 months. Girl, I bow down to you. Oh, I'm doing one other thing. I'm reading DESTRUCTION right now and loving it. Can't wait to review it on my blog soon!

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    1. Hey Alex! Good luck on submission! That's exciting! For the record, by 2014-2015, I meant 4 books in 24 months. lol But we'll see how it goes. It sounds like you know how I feel. I have to do a lot of my writing standing up with the computer on the kitchen counter. It's the only place my one year old can't get to it! If I try working any other place, he'll constantly try to tap keys and crawl on my face. I'm also applying for a promotion at my day job. It's insane, but I don't know any other way! So happy you're enjoying Destruction!

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  2. Sharon,
    It sounds like you have a full year ahead of you. People who aren't writers think we're crazy for taking on such challenging schedules. As the saying goes, "You don't have to be crazy to be a writer, but it helps" :) Seriously though, best wishes on your writing journey. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It's been fun getting to know you a bit.

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  3. It is essential that you love your stories and characters. I'm glad you've found works that inspire you. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love your enthusiasm for what you do but couldn't begin to try to actually produce all you're setting out to produce in the time.

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