So, I’m just about done with my WIP. Well, almost, but not really. My live-in nanny (a.k.a. “Quanie’s mama”) has been out of town for the last three weeks so I just managed to finish up the second draft a few days ago. And baby, that was by a wing and a prayer, let me tell you, because it seems that my daughter believes she’s a pterodactyl chicken, and does a spot on impression every chance she gets (like she’s doing right now). It’s adorable, but not conducive to the quiet time I need to finish my book.
But I digress.
Anyhoo, Mama flies back today, and I’m hoping that in the next week or two, I can finish up this draft, which will hopefully be beta reader ready. If not, it’s sleeves up, draft four, head banging against desk—you know how it goes.
Despite the fact that this book isn’t beta reader ready, in the back of my mind I keep thinking about my next three books. I know I need to write a comedy for the people who enjoyed my first book, and I know I need to write another paranormal novel for the people who enjoyed my second book.
But guess what? A story that’s been in my head since 2010 just became crystal clear to me—out of the blue—on Friday. Now, ya’ll, where the heck has Ivy, that novel’s antagonist, been all this time???? And how’s she just gonna pop up all willy nilly when I have all these other books to write, and demand to be written next? Now ain’t that some nerve? These characters, boy, I tell you!
I have my romantic comedy outlined (and the first few pages written) and this character is cracking me up already. Truthfully, I’ve been chomping at the bit to write another funny novel. In fact, my WIP was starting to “turn funny” and I had to step away from it for a while and write a few pages of the rom com to give my funny monster some bread, if you know what I mean.
Anyhoo, you guys, that’s where I am: finishing up my current WIP (about a child abduction), about to write my rom com, and about to outline Ivy’s story, that ol cow. I hope to have the other two books written before the end of the year.
What about you? What are you writing? I can’t wait to hear all about it!