Monday, July 7, 2014

What if Feels Like to Turn in Your Last Contracted Book

Today marks a milestone: I will turn in the very last book in my first contracted series, to my editor. This is the end of a beginning that has opened up a huge, gaping hole.

Why? Because that book was also my very last contracted book, period. I have no more. Nothing else. Nada. Zip.

It makes me feel like this:

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Yeah, it feels strange. Like, I have no deadlines ahead of me (except for editing this beast I just turned in).Of course, I keep pondering that maybe...just  maybe...I'll never have another contract. O_O. No one will want me. OMG, whatifIneverwriteanotherbookthatanyonewantstobuy?

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There is a nice, fluffy sense of freedom associated with fulfilling all the contracts. My writing platform is wide open. I can write whatever I want! I canwriteallthethings!

In the meantime, I'll  be over here with a chocolate cake. And some Doritos. And wine. Lots of wine. And cake. Did I mention...


Stress eating is a thing. You should (n't) try it sometime.

In the meantime, look for my next two releases: THE FIREFIGHTER'S APPEAL comes out August 1st, 2014, and PAINT RIVER RANCH #3, comes out in November, 2014. After that...

I'll have to get back to you. :)

1 comment:

  1. I can't even imagine the range of emotions you are going through....but I always believe that all things happen for a reason. And perhaps the indie world is just waiting for you - I know you have a bunch of us who want to know more about your Paint River Ranch characters...and I'm sure your street team will do whatever we can to help you out! Keep the faith - I know I am!