Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where Am I?

Can you believe that we’re already into the second half of the first month of the year? I can’t, but here we are.

As I think I mentioned before, I met my three deadlines that ended on January 15. Right now, I’m working on the next manuscript for which I have a deadline--April 1.

And what else? It’s idea time! I’ve got one more manuscript under contract, but it’s time to work on more stuff. I’ve already started on more mystery proposals, a thriller and some additional Silhouette Nocturne ideas. Plus, I’m hoping to resurrect some stories that I put aside some time ago that might have a better shot at selling now.

Do they all involve animals? Well, no, although quite a few do--real and paranormal sorts. And my Cavaliers are doing well at hugging and inspiring me no matter what I’m writing.

I have to admit I miss my former juggling act. At the moment, I’m also looking for law jobs or projects, but since my expertise is in real estate--and not relating to fixing finances--I haven’t yet found great leads. As a result, my focus, when I’m not pounding the pavement for a law gig, is nearly all on my writing--certainly not a bad thing! But since I would miss having dual dueling careers at the same time, I’m going to keep seeking law stuff, too.

So how is your year going so far?



Camille Minichino said...

I thought I was the only one who went around looking for trouble! As soon as I have my projects under control, I start trying to get back that overwhelmed feeling ...

This year so far is no different -- 2 more books coming out, 2 to be written, looking into other writing possibilities ... some people think it's because I'm a Gemini!

Kathryn Lilley said...

Interesting timing for this post, Linda! Long-term I'm planning a shift of genres from mystery to thrillers, but right this second I'm diving into the second draft of MAKEOVERS CAN BE MURDER. Linda, I think you should launch a White House pet mystery series! Has one been done? You could do a mystery involving every pet that's ever lived in the White House. Wrap the series around the real First Families! That'd be a sure-fire hit! You could do all the pets all the way back to George Washington's American Staghounds, Sweet Lips, Scentwell and Vulcan!

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, you sure sound busy. I admire your juggling act.

I'm working on book four and looking forward to Left Coast in Hawaii in March.

Linda O. Johnston said...

I like the idea of making things hard for myself, I suppose, Camille. Love the challenge!

And Kathryn, I love the idea. Maybe I can make it a paranormal series where the former White House pets get together and haunt the place!

Left Coast should be fun in Hawaii, Betty. You'll have to tell us all about it.