Thursday, June 05, 2008

Step Five - And So It Goes

I've actually been writing some.

Still flopping around like a fish tossed up on the sand, but doing better. I'm learning to accept life as it is, my health issues are there and are a part of my life, but people deal with worse and work around it. I'm having a hard time with my blood sugar counts right now--for a few weeks now. They tried upping my meds, adding more meds, and are going to try removing some teeth that aren't the best, to see if that will help. I know something will work soon and my blood sugar will come down and I will feel human again. Until then, I'm going to keep on the best I can keep on.

Back to the writing: I tried starting something new, but got no where fast. I think while I was sick in bed for all those months, I spent too much time thinking about the characters in the book I have started and in a couple I have finished. Those characters won't let go, so it seems hard to move on.

Okay, now what?

I've thought about working on a rewrite of the two short contemporaries I have finished, and then starting a third for the series. I'd like to work on the long paranormal suspense at the same time, after all, it is half completed. Don't know if working on such totally different projects at the same time will be a good thing though.

So....

I'm going to try and focus on one thing, or one project at least. The short contemporary series. The stories are all set in the same town. The work is targeted toward Harlequin American Romance. Before I get too deep in rewrite or start the third book, I thought, what else, but more market research. I wanted to find HQAR books out that were debuts, recent debuts on top of that. Didn't have a lot of luck. Thought I'd settle for new debuts or new books by new authors, even if not their first, and maybe even books that just seemed really strong and got great reviews.

After a whole lot of homework, I ordered five Harlequin American Romance books. The winners are....

Runaway Cowboy by Judy Christenberry

An Unlikely Mommy by Tanya Michaels

Marrying the Boss by Megan Kelly

Down Home Dixie by Pamela Browning

The Best Man's Bride by Lisa Childs

If there's anything that's just as much fun as making up my own stories, it's reading good ones by other authors. This should be lots of fun then, but I'll let you know.

Now, which one do I read first when they all look so good?

To be continued...

1 comment:

Ivette said...

I've read Runaway Cowboy by Judy Christenberry and I can tell you that it's a very good book. I enjoyed it very much and Judy Christenberry is one of my favorite Harlequin American Romance line authors.