It’s amazing how quickly time passes when you’re caught up in writing. This past year flew by as I rushed to meet deadlines and personal goals. I’m thrilled to report I came in ahead of deadline, and surpassed my goals.
With a bit of hard work, and a great deal of support from family and friends, I not only completed my manuscript, but revised and sold it as well.
The fun doesn’t stop there. While I wait on revision requests from my editor, I am hard at work on another, stand alone book, and planning the remainder of the series to which the first book belongs. Which brings me to the purpose of this post.
Many people I know seemed surprised that writers don’t sit back and enjoy the moment until the book comes out, and put in some serious celebration time before getting down to the drudgery of starting the next project. But they’re not writers.
Writers understand the timing of the process. We know the time to create is always now. By the time one book makes it to store shelves, the next one better be announced on the Coming Soon page of your website. Readers are a voracious bunch. Once they sink their teeth into a good story, they want to know when they can expect the next bite. We writers have no option but to hope for the best case scenario, and prepare food for the masses.
I don’t know if I’m expecting masses, but my mother always made enough for company and I figure I can’t go wrong following her example.
So come on over, take a tour, and join me at the table. I’ll see if I can’t cook up some appetizers while we’re waiting on the main course.