My Struggle with Writing the Next Book

Because I'm writing two books a year, one for each series, I'm always writing one for one series and promoting the latest book in the other series. Confusing? Yes, it is at times.

Because my series are so different: Rocky Bluff P.D. is a police procedural crime novel told from many points of view and more than one crime, and the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series is from Tempe's point of view and usually only one murder or major crime.

An Axe to Grind is just about to make it's debut, the Rocky Bluff P.D. series and I'll be doing two launches for it--not yet planned as I like to have the books in hand before I set dates and do publicity, but my blog tour is being worked on now and is happening during the month of March.

At the same time, I'm working on the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. This one is turning out to be a bit different as it is contrary to all the "rules" of mystery, there is not yet a murder. Oh, there's plenty of intrigue, but the murder, if there actually is one, won't happen until near the end.

The working title is Bear With Us because the town of Bear Creek is having major difficulties with bears.

And that's enough to say about that. Time to get back to my writing--and believe me, I've put it off long enough, doing all sorts of other chores from laundry to house cleaning.

Any other of you writers out there have trouble actually sitting down and getting with it?



Cheryl said…
Well, if I didn't have all these book tours to coordinate I could do some of my own writing. LOL!

Just kidding. I love my job!

With 5 to 8 clients a month, editing, article deadlines, and family stuff, making time for my own writing has been hard. I'm very excited about my WIP, though, so I've tried to stay on top of things.

I already have 5 solid chapters, plus future scenes that I had written last year for a writers conference that I will incorporate. I hope to work on Chapter 6 toward the end of the week, but next week seems more realistic.


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