Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Romantic Suspense Preview

Yikes!  It's the last month of the year already. 

As always, I'm still writing away.  My next deadline is February 1, and I now have lots more information about the book I'm currently working on, which I talked about in my blog a couple of weeks ago.  Then, I bemoaned the fact that it doesn't have dogs in it.  Well, it still has no canines, but I'm still having fun with it.  And some of the information I related then has changed or solidified. 

It's a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, the second in my miniseries about the Identity Division--a fictional part of the U.S. Marshals Service that provides new identities for people who are endangered but can't provide evidence to convict the people who are after them and injured others, preventing them from getting into actual witness protection.  The ID Division also sends someone undercover to wherever the non-witness came from to collect that missing evidence.

The first in the series was COVERT ATTRACTION, a December 2013 release.  I've just recently learned that the title of the one I'm working on now will be COVERT ALLIANCE, one of the titles I proposed for it but not the working title I had mentioned before.  In addition, I now know that its publication date will be August 2016. 

That's not very far off in the publication world, and I've been told that if I can send my manuscript earlier that would be appreciated.  I'm far enough along that doing so is a possibility.  In addition, I've already completed the Art Fact Sheet for the story that Harlequin requires be filled out online to help give them information needed for cover art, blurbs, and foreign sales. 

I'm far enough along in the process to anticipate soon the send-off of the manuscript--and my ability to jump into the next book for which I'm under deadline, the third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery. 

And... well, I'm a writer.  My mind keeps calling to me, insisting that I plot another mystery series idea.  I'll at least get a proposal together for it.  Don't know if it'll sell, or, if it doesn't, if I'll be so committed to it that I'll write it anyway and then self-publish it.  
But, hey, you won't be surprised to hear that it involves dogs!


Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, It sounds like you have a lot on your plate and all of it is good.

Linda O. Johnston said...

I could say the same about you, Betty. :)