Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Well, the proposal is in...

...and now I wait.

But that's a good thing! I can now focus marketing the new books and all the stuff I had to keep at bay while I wrote a proposal for a paranormal young adult novel (that I hope will become a real book someday). Hey wait a second ... I can go shopping! I can read another book without the sound of mu subconscious revving in the background! Even better, I can sleep through an entire night without waking up from a dream about my story.

Ahh the quiet when the writer is not writing.

Not that it will last for long. I have this thing about writing a historical and now that I have stumbled upon an idea for a mystery series, the itch will get worse. I can already hear the heroine whispering in my ear.

So much for shopping in peace.

And then there's my character, Isela Vargas from Friday Night Chicas. That bitch won't shut up about getting her own book. Every time a reader asks what happens to her, Isela's right there impatiently sighing at her nails.

There goes the quiet pleasures of book reading.

I'm beginning to suspect that writers never retire. We die at our keyboards.

Currently reading: The Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky (awesome!) and Mean Girls Grown Up by Cheryl Dellasega (sobering)


Louise said...

Enjoy the time! Have you read "The Secret History of the Pink Carnation"? I'm reading it right now (in the five minutes a day I actually have for reading). I love it!!! I can't wait to read the sequels.


Bethany Hiitola said...

Heh, heh. Gotta love characters that never die either. Our basket of ideas NEVER ends!

Love Girls Guide to Witchcraft as well. Just finished it a few weeks ago! :-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Those voices never shut up, do they? LOL

Good luck with the proposal!!

J.K. Mahal said...

Congratulations on finishing the proposal! I'll have to pick up the Girl's Guide... I love being turned on to new authors. Thanks!


Dana Diamond said...

Props on the proposal!

And I've always loved Isela. She's one of my favorites. I can't wait to read more on her.

:) d

PS I loved that bit about her "sighing at her nails." I could picture it.