Less than two weeks ago, I turned in the manuscript for my thirteenth novel, Reasonable Doubt. What I had pitched as an approximately 70K word story had morphed into almost 90,000 words and by the time I typed THE END, the adrenaline ride left me feeling a bit drained.
My normal practice, immediately after wrapping up a current work, is to jump into one of the many projects I have lined up and I have plenty. My next project is a Luca Bennett story to be included in a novella trilogy, Girls with Guns, produced by Bold Strokes Books and including the work or Ali Vali and Michelle Grubb. After that, I’ll start writing the second book in the Lone Star Law Series, Above the Law. Then I have a contract for another romantic suspense stand alone, Without Justice. In the midst of all that, I’ll be attending Houston Pride this June and GCLS in New Orleans this July, and then Reasonable Doubt hits shelves in September, so it will be time to get out and start promoting again.
Don’t get my wrong, I love the pace and I thrive on the energetic pull of stories begging to be told, but I’ve decided to take a few weeks off to relax to let my brain rest and let the story ideas gel. This probably won’t last long. I’m on day eleven now and Luca is talking my ear off. I’m thinking in another week or two, this story is going to write itself 🙂
How do you rejuvenate after finishing up a big project? Chime in below by May 12th and I’ll draw two names for an ebook copy of Lay Down the Law on my next blog date, May 13th.