For the past week or so, I've been thinking a lot about Booktown #6. I'm really looking forward to writing it. So much so, that I've started it! Yes, right there -- hand written, a chunk of the first chapter, just waiting to be input into the computer. And notes to be made because this sucker wants to be written.
There's just one problem: I haven't finished #5, and I have another book to be delivered by September 1st. (Whew, glad that one's already in 2nd draft.)
I've been setting up situations in Sentenced to Death (#5) so that they'll play out in Murder on the Half Shelf (#6) and the story has been simmering on the back burner.
And did I mention that Sentenced to Death is late? (So far only five days -- and I do have until the end of the month to deliver it. Thank you, Tom (my editor) for giving me that extra three weeks.)
Actually, I'm hoping to finish the book before the weekend. But it needs some time to gel (I'm thinking of a full 24 hours), and I need to send it to my beta reader (thank you, Colleen!), and then let hubby go over it for typos.
Since the synopsis for Murder on the Half Shelf is due in September, I'm really happy to have all these ideas wwwwaaaaayyyy up front. But right now, I need to be concentrating on its predecessor.
So, why are all these bright ideas coming now when it's not convenient?
(I guess I don't care--I'm welcoming them!)