Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gearing Up For my Next Story

After being happily bludgeoned by deadlines, and the necessity of promotion for new books coming out, and preparation for traveling, I now have a little downtime. 

Well, it’s not really downtime.  It just means I don’t have an invisible character playing the role of my conscience hovering behind me and insisting that I work.  Hard.  Now. 
Not that I’ve stopped, of course.  I have a deadline for a proposal for one of my Alpha Force Harlequin Nocturnes pending at the end of this month, but I’ve written it and am letting it sit for a day or two before I do a final edit and send it along.  I’ve several more months until the entire book is due, but it’s the one I’m working on now--and having fun with it, naturally. 

Plus, I’m giving talks and reading book excerpts and participating on panels at various and sundry local bookstores, libraries and other organizations. 

And, I’m working on some other upcoming stories plus ideas for more.   

So, am I idle just because I’m not stressed and obsessed to finish something fast?  Not hardly. 

But I do have more time to do online crossword puzzles... 

How about you--any stress in your life right now?  Do you see any light at the end of the tunnel?


Chrystle Fiedler said...

Wow - you're downtime is like most people's up time! All of it sounds good! Wishing you easy writing!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Chrystle. It's not always easy, but it's definitely fun!

Betty Hechtman said...

I understand what you're saying. There is a big difference between having a deadline looming in the near future and things you're working on.

Enjoy your bit of breathing space.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Betty!