I’ve been so blue, wondering why the heck I hadn’t written much in the last year. Well, I did finish Lords of Ch’i and The Biggest Kahuna and Love’s Alchemy and rereleased Mayan Nights and Princes of Anfall. And reworked Wizard of Time for Ellora’s Cave. Started feeling a little better as I looked at the list, then I thought, “Crickey, I don’t have anything new written. Nothing coming out!” What a panicky feeling!
I opened my documents and realized I have started six books, and I reread each. I was shocked–I like them! Why did I abandon them? I fell into a really funky habit in 2006 of abandoning books, searching for some kind of thrill, forgetting about working, about finishing. Suddenly, I love what I was doing, in bits and pieces, here and there when I had time. So, my goal in 2007 is to finish the following, but I have no idea where to start! Yep, the next conundrum:
Relic Hunters, a fantasy (13,000 of 60,000 words completed)
Wizard of Intuition, an erotic satire (3,000 of 20,000 words completed)
Steam Age Scandals, a steampunkish erotic thingey (3,000 of 70,000 words completed)
Knight Moves, erotic light historical (11,500 of 20,000 words completed)
Pele’s Walk, sequel to The Biggest Kahuna (5,000 of 20,000 words completed)
Unnamed erotic archaeological adventure (22,500 of 60,000 words completed)
Rewrite Unholy Vows (24,000 words, contracted)
How many unfinished WIPs do you have? Have you gone back, read them again? Sometimes it’s time to pull things out of drawer, isn’t it?