So, I’ve finished my mammoth parade of new October releases over at Tor.com (if you haven’t looked at it, check out the more than 100 book summaries in sci fi, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, epic fantasy, and young adult). Just scroll on down to find your genre. I’ll have mini interviews with YA authors Sarah Beth Durst and the awesome Beautiful Creatures team of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl coming up next week.
In the meantime, I’m finishing up a short story, with plans to begin plotting out this new book idea I have and am kind of excited about….except….
Except the characters from my New Orleans series keep acting out scenes in my head–scenes from a third, as-yet-uncontracted book. I hadn’t planned to write that book until I knew whether or not my publisher wanted it. I had everything planned. I was going to plot this new book in October and be ready for National Novel Writing Month in November. I’d spend December and January revising, and have it ready to go in March. After all, my publisher doesn’t seem inclined to commit to a third book in the New Orleans series till they see how the first two do, and why spin my wheels?
Because these characters have a story, and I want them out of my head, dammit! They just won’t shut up. My poor new-book-idea heroine can’t get a word in edgewise.
I heard once that God’s idea of a joke=us making plans. So be it.
Forget the new book for now. Stick it on ice. DJ and Alex and Jake and Jean Lafitte and Rand and the whole gang from Louisiana want me to write ELYSIAN FIELDS, so that is what I shall do. Maybe, in a few days, that stubborn progress bar to the right, which hasn’t moved in about two months, will start creeping forward again.