Monday, April 14, 2014

Three at Once! I Must Be Nuts!

Where I think I can be!
Yep, that would be working on three books at once here. To make the fun even more intense, they are all in new genres. I can never be happy with the status quo.

1. My first Mystery and collaboration. Hey if you're going to jump in to new waters, do it with both feet. And why make it a simple mystery set in a location you or the other author live? We wouldn't want to do anything sane would we? So this book is set in a foreign country which means reaching the laws. Now that will keep you with dents in the forehead from the old *head/desk* routine.

2. When the headache gets too bad from banging on desk with the Mystery, move on to the Women's Fiction. Get things really rolling with the POV of three women of various ages. How complicated can that be...right? So what if they wake you up at 3:00 freakin' A.M. (like this morning) with ideas on what you need to go back and rewrite so their new suggestions will work better!

3. And when the other 2 books have you close to crazy, cross over into insanity...go with a Young Adult. All the angst of this character can actually be therapeutic in an odd sort of way. Once it's done, the Teens have promised to read and give their input. That's enough to make a grandmother cringe.

So there you have it...my fun life these days.

What fun do you have in your life?
And then reality hits!

7 comments:

susanlodgebooks said...

You certainly like a challenge Lizzie :)
I'm trying to do the final touches to a Regency for submission and have a contemporary romance as WIP. So vocabulary 509gets out of period quite a bit.

Sloane Taylor said...

You definitely need more single malt in your game plan.:) You'll handle all this with ease. Never fear.

Lizzie said...

Shall we book a padded cell, Susan? Might not hurt our heads as much when we bang against the padding!

Lizzie said...

Drat, Sloane. Knew there was something missing from my list! Thanks for the reminder!

Sharon Ledwith said...

What do I do for fun? Read your blogs! LOL! Oh, you poor misguided author...what should we do with you? Wishing you all the best in ALL your publishing endeavors. I'll book the rubber room, just in case...

Vonnie said...

Hah! Doing exactly the same thing! Not YA however; historical, women's fiction and murder in a 50s plus community. Variety is the spice of life. Go for it, Lizzie.

Eleni Konstantine said...

Ha that picture is me with other stuff in my life, Lizzie. I'm sure you'll do great!