January 27th, 2009

YOU WISH

Ripple Updates

So, since I sent DAIRY PRINCESS in to my editor last weekend (hoping to get a greenlight to move forward by Friday..) I have begun playing with outline ideas for A RIPPLE UPON THE WATER, my mermaid/siren book.

I think I'm going to turn it into a trilogy, which means figuring out NOW how the plots will arc across three novels, and how to draw out the tension and build more plot and increase the stakes. It should be mega fun.

In other news, I thought it would be fun to look at the next six  months, in terms of what's happening and what needs to happen.

*First up: Complete the first draft for DAIRY PRINCESS. Official due date: 5/15.
*Second: Complete first chapter NASCAR book. Official due date: 4/1
*Third: Complete revisions for Dairy Princess. Unofficial due date: Summer
*Fourth: Complete first draft of A RIPPLE UPON THE WATER: Unofficial due date: July 1
* Fifth: Complete Novella for NASCAR/Harlequin. Official due date: 09/01
*Sixth: Complete any NASCAR revisions, likely in 09.

Also, in there, Prada pubs on June 11, 2009. I'm also hoping to see SHATTERED on subs early this year.

Hmm. I guess that means I'm writing two novels in the next six months, plus a novella shortly thereafter.