Having finally finished the manuscript for Book Two…which has been named BEFORE AND EVER SINCE… I’ve found myself in this weird place. It’s like being in line for the roller coaster, looking up at it, and knowing all hell is about to break loose. LOL.
Promo and pimpage for THE REASON IS YOU is about to start. I’ve already set up some things, but there’s a ways to go. I’m now waiting to hear my editor’s thoughts on BEFORE to see just how much mangling I’m going to have to hunker down for. I wrote REASON in a year and a half, with no pressure. I wrote BEFORE in four months, under contract deadline. I’m a little nervous.
And then there’s the knowledge that I’m no longer writing under contract after these two books. I can take another year or so if I want. Or I can multitask the promo and editing and guest blogging with diving into a new story to prove I can keep this going and make my editor want to sign me up all over again. That’s the career I want, so I believe that’s the path to take.
I’m a little nervous there, too. The last few days I’ve been playing with a new story idea in my head, but experience has proven to me that the first ideas are never the finished product. I like it though. I think because it started coming to me instead of me going out looking for it. That’s where my jewels tend to work the best, when they come knocking on my door. Like “Emily” in BEFORE. She came to me and told me her name.
When they come already named, instead of me trying to apply the perfect name. I’m not even a huge fan of the name this new chick claims. But no matter what I think of instead, she insists on being…I’m not even gonna say. Because I might be able to talk her out of it still. I’ll let you know. 🙂
So tell me how your best ideas come to you? Would love to know…