In the vein of my last post on writing, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’ve officially fulfilled my contract for Kensington and debating what to work on next (besides the proposal with Raine), I’ve got to work on a proposal for something new and different (for me) this weekend and get it to my agent and I’m searching for something to write about, trying to make decissions since January is almost gone *blink*.
One big decission I made the end of last year-beginning of this year was to write stuff I love and feel really passionate about–something I’m pretty sure Jordan can relate to–because the pressure to produce can really eat away at that passion and it’s just to freakin’ hard to write something you don’t absolutely love love LOVE (the proposal with Raine would fall under this category). So what do I love? I love Once in a Blue Moon (hehe sybil knows where this is going). I WANT another book like that, desperately! Something I adore, something I can immerse myself in, something that lives and breathes and has a soul. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED writing Hands On and Kink–they were a load of fun but….I want to feel it in my gut. I want to feel the love…..
To that end yesterday I printed out the first 100 or so pages of my very first manuscript and sat and read most of it last night and you know what? I cried. I sat there in my car, waiting on the kids during basketball practice and I cried because you know what? It wasn’t just good, it wasn’t just fixable, it had a life, it had that SPARK that makes you go, “God I fucking love this job.” It had that indefinable thing that keeps you coming back again and again again, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed that. It’s not erotica, it’s not erotic romance, it’s…..should I let Sybil tell you? Ok it’s women’s fiction that just happens to have hot sex.
So the plan (besides deciding what to do with the proposal with Raine)? January–finish editing TCRA and send it to the agent or the epublisher.
February & March–write a proposal for a Bluebonnet anthology, write a novella and finish the proposal for Confessions (I have to do some interviews first–tyvm Emma)
Oh yeah and get some bookmarks made because I have a book release in um like 5 months I think. 😀 Funny a year ago I was ready to quit–sometimes I still question my sanity as it pertains to this business but good, bad or ugly I’m here…….So what are your plans for the rest of the first quarter of 2007?
PS…if you didn’t stop by SFC on Monday I sold a short story to Zane for her upcoming Caramel Flava 2 anthology! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee