Thursday, September 23, 2010

So Many Books...So Little Time

Choices are the hinges of destiny.
~ Attributed to both Edwin Markham and Pythagoras

I know…I know…I was yet again going to do the Writing Room revamp, but I’m not at the computer that has my photos so unfortunately it will have to wait for yet another week. Just trust me when I say that it looks fabulous. Or at least not as much of a disaster as it did originally.

This week has been busy. I finished off my revisions of THE OUTLAW BRIDE and sent them back to my editor. Then I started thinking – what next. I am so close to having AN INVITATION TO SCANDAL complete and ready to send off to agents it would be a shame to just drop it now and put it on hold while I work on THE WIDOW BRIDE (Book 2 in the Brides of Fatal Bluff series). But at the same time, I have my foot in the door at Carina Press, it seems prudent to capitalize on that.

Oh the conundrum…

In the end, here is what I decided:

1) Since I am so close to finishing INVITATION, I will work on that from now until end of October with a view to completing it and getting out the agent queries, then;
2) I will use NaNoWriMo to write the first draft of WIDOW. (I’m using this week to work on an outline for it.)

My RWA Chapter have our annual Writers Retreat in mid-October and we always do brainstorming on books we are trying to develop, so I will use that to help build the outline for THE SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Book 3 of the Brides of Fatal Bluff series).

I think that is the best way to use the time I’ve got to my best advantage.

I still need to sit down and try to figure out the plan for 2011, but I have a few months left to get that done.


Anne MacFarlane said...

Nice to see you have a plan - and a list. I'm sure you'll get it all done over the next couple of months.

Donna Alward said...

I love your venn diagram!

That's kind of geeky, isn't it.

It also sounds like a solid plan, Kelly.

Bev Pettersen said...

Sounds like a good plan, Kelly. Must be so cool to have an editor wanting to see a second book!

Melissa Marsh said...

Nothing like staying busy! ;-)

Tess said...

busy, busy, busy bee :) Sounds like you have things well under control! Enjoy that retreat...

Cat Schield said...

Decisions. Decisions. Nice to have a reason to write, isn't it? After putting people off because I needed to "get some writing done", it's so nice to be able to say I have a deadline. And have it not be self-imposed.

Congrats on gettng your revisions done. Good luck with the next book.

Jennie Marsland said...

Sounds like you have it all mapped out, Kelly. I'm very much looking forward to the retreat too!

Lexi said...

Sounds like a good plan!