What’s New?

What is everyone working on currently? Do you have a new work in progress or are you in the process of editing?

I have one book finished and ready to release July 2nd. I have another book that is still in the editing process. But I have two works in progress that I have been playing around with for a while. However, I do not really spend as much time as I should on them. Sometimes, ideas need to simmer in my mind for a long time before I feel good enough with the story to write it down. Other times the stories come quickly and without a lot of forethought.

I have a new story idea I have been kicking around for a while. Everyday, I tweak it a little more in my mind and when I feel like I have a good grasp on it, I’ll start writing it down. Have you ever read books from the same author that are stand alones but set in the same location and have characters that cross over from another one of their books?  I have, Maeve Binchy did that and I actually enjoyed them a lot. The books weren’t series, they just had some of the same characters we grew to love be a part of the background cast of characters in other stories. It was great to see how the kids grew up and what they did with their lives or how a romance from another book faired. Binchy did it well and subtly so the old characters didn’t take over the story of the new characters.

Well, this new story I’ve been running through started out as two or three little stories and has turned into one big tale. And I think I’m going to use a character from my novel, My Mr. Manny and tell her big story. We’ll get to sneak a peak into the lives of the characters from the first book as background characters.

This is what I’ve been up to… What about all of you? Tell me what you have brewing. 🙂