August 22, 2010 6 Comments
I have a few books that I am working on. The Vampiress Sagas, of course, is the one at the very front of my work load. There are more though. I have been working on a comedy sci-fi that I truly hope is funny. Another one that I’m working on is a YA fantasy. Then I have family life, kids with school, husband just back to work, and (for those of you who don’t know… I’m finally talking) in September I’m due to have another baby. So, yeah, right now I’m juggling.
The Vampiress Sagas is my prime, ‘you have to work on this’ book. There will be four in that series when it is done. But there will also be a planned three in another series with a large amount of the same characters. I’ve fallen in love (or a wonderful dislike) with most of the heroes, villains, and anybodies in this series that I don’t know if I will ever tire of working with them. (Ahhhh, warm fuzzies.)
The sci-fi book is my second priority with work, and the one my husband is dying to read the most. He absolutely loves the storyline. He loves the others too, it’s just this one makes him laugh and it tests some of my boundaries. I’m writing this one a little differently, and working on changing some of my style… just for this book. I work on this story when I’m in a more playful mood and just can’t settle into my vampire world. This book also takes very little historical research. So if I’m stuck in a doctor’s office for an hour I can just freely type without having to worry about investigating the past.
Just like with The Vampiress Sagas my YA fantasy has been in my head for years. When I was in high school I wrote a short story of it in a journal. I’ve also, over the years, have had several dreams with this storyline. I work on this when I’m in a dreamy mood. And although the characters in this book and the sci-fi one are fun, enjoyable, completely developed, I just can’t see either being more than one book worth, so no sequels are planned.
There is also an additional book that I have to start thinking about… I think it will be a novella. My 10 year old requested that I write a werewolf book. I’m going to need to think about it very carefully. I’ve never planned on writing anything with werewolves. I’ve loved and enjoyed several movies and books featuring or ‘starring’ them, I just never planned on this. I think it’ll be a challenge, but one I’m sure I can handle. I’m only doing it because she was a little broken hearted that my vampire book had sharks, zombies, and vampires, but not her favorite… the werewolf. I still will not add one in my vampire world because they don’t work there, but I will write a story just for her.
My husband started back to work two weeks ago, but his students just came back last week. He has been upset about the lack of reading that will go on this year. His school, like so many others, got rid of their AR reading program and they are not getting another reading program in its place. With him being the high school librarian he is going to need to come up with an incentive program for the kids or most of them will never read. It’s really sad. My daughters start back soon and they are both a little eager. And everyone wishes that my due date was in July so we could have started the adjustment period with the new baby when the family was all at home.
So here I am working on three different stories, while trying to think of a fourth. My husband and kids are getting ready for school and my baby is getting ready for her big day… the day that will always be her birthday.
Here is my little question/s for you… How many books are you taking on at once? And if you are also adjusting to the new school year, how are you taking it?