Not Having Enough Time to Write

Lately I've been frustrated by not having enough time to write. I've blogged about distractions that take me away from my writing--but a lot has to do with promotion I have to do for my new book coming.

A funny thing happened at my writers' critique group. I was reading the next completed Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel which at the moment has no name (remember the next one in that series, No Bells, is due out sometime in March. When critiquing time came, one of our new members pointed out that I had in one spot I had given Stacey a different name--Tempe. I didn't notice and neither did the old-timers of the group.

Tempe is the heroine of the Tempe Crabtree mystery series--and she and Stacey are not alike except for being female law enforcement officers and strong women.

I do know why it happened though, I go back and forth from writing a new book in one series and promoting the book that is out or soon to be out in the other series--and I usually have another manuscript in draft form that I'm reading to the critique group.

For the book I'm creating at the moment, a Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery, though I don't know everything that's going to happen, I've got a good start--two chapters nearly completed, and lots of ideas about where the book is going. This one I have a title for--came from a quote from an Indian Chief.

Pesky things like doctor appointments and the fact that I'm gearing up for promotion for No Bells, a library talk that I'll be giving tonight (actually yesterday for those who are reading this) and since it's faraway, I'll be gone most of the afternoon and evening.

And then there's the mundane things like paying bills, doing the laundry, and once in awhile a paying job that always has priority.

Because I dearly love Tempe I will get back to here soon. Right now she's investigating the discovery of a body in a very haunted house and I need to get her out of there.



Cheryl said…
That's funny. Sometimes I mix them up too. I guess I've been reading them too long.

Hope your talk went well.

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