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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What Am I Up To?

Oh my gosh! What aren’t I up to?  For starters, my latest western, A GOOD MAN FOR KATIE, is up on Kindle KPD right now and FREE through December 9th. The actual release from The Wild Rose Press is still scheduled for February 2013. 

I was also just contacted by the cover artist from Whiskey Creek Press for my novel A SCANDALOUS WOMAN, which is also coming out in February 2013. I’ve learned that I finaled in a writing contest for my novel A Treasure Worth Keeping, so I’m waiting to hear about that.

In the meantime, I am writing, writing, writing (in between working and taking care of the house). I’m currently in the middle of a Civil War story entitled Mischief and Magnolias, a romance that I started way back when and put away for a while. I do that though. I get an idea and I run with it until I run out of steam then I put it away and continue on with what I was working on before that idea struck. If I don’t get the idea, etc., out of my head at the time, one of two things will occur…..the characters will start driving me crazy with their insistence that I at least start their story or….I’ll forget it completely and I don’t want to do that.

But that leaves quite a few unfinished (or unfinished yet) projects in my computer. I actually took the time the other day (when another new idea suddenly popped in my head) to find out exactly how many of these I had. Would it surprise you that I now have seventeen ideas, all in various stages of progress? It surprised me! Now that I know it though, I must be going…..and finish all those stories. 

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  1. Hi Marie,
    Wow, you have a lot going on! Congrats on finaling in the contest and I'll keep my fingers crossed for a win!
    I would love to have that many unfinished stories to just get back to when the mood came my way. That could make for some quite exciting writing, I bet.
    Is it hard to keep all the details straight when you switch the story you're writing? I think I'd have that problem:)

  2. I would love to say I never get the details switched, but that would be a lie. I do have spreadsheets for my characters for each story and in general, once the idea has been fully fleshed out, I tend to remember. As for having that many stories unfinished, sometimes it feels a tad overwhelming--like I should be writing more and finishing them all. That being said, I realize I just can't keep up with the ideas!

  3. Too many ideas is better than none!
    I remember the first published author I ever spoke to, before I joined RWA and was writing my first novel, she told me to never save a "grand" idea, thought, scene...for the next novel because more will pop up. I was leary at first, but now I completely agree and I'm sure you've discovered this also!