If any of you read my post at The Magic District, you might have picked up on the fact that I like stats. So, I'm gonna take a look back at 2009, see what writing-related things made the cut, and see what I have yet to do. In 2009, we have:
*Revised THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS.
*Completed copy edits and galleys of BPOD.
*Wrote DARKNESS BECOMES HER (YA manuscript).
*Wrote THE DARKEST EDGE OF DAWN (Charlie Madigan, Book 2).
*Sold YA, plus unwritten sequel.
*Had first book release!
*Blog toured/promo'd BPOD.
*Worked on DEOD revisions.
Those are the biggies. Looks like in 2010, I'll have:
*DEOD copy edits and galleys (that's *if* there are no more revisions needed).
*Finally hire someone to redo my website.
*Revisions on the YA.
*Write YA sequel.
*Possibly write Charlie Madigan, book 3, if contract is renewed.
*Promo the release of DEOD!
*Copy edits and galleys for 1st YA (those will, most likely come in late 2010).
That's all the official stuff, but sometime during this year, (maybe this month or next), I plan on submitting a proposal for a stand alone novel, a paranormal mainstream fiction, to my agent (just needs a weekend polish) and see what she thinks of it. I have the first 150 pages of it complete. This is one of those stories I've been working on for years -- very emotional tale that takes place in present day, but has its roots in ancient Sumeria. Very mysterious, very sexy, and, when it comes right down to it, is all about faith.
And, since the 2nd contracted YA needs to be complete this year, I'll ride that wave of creativity and work on some notes/synopsis for a 3rd book in case S&S wants to pick up more in that series at some point down the road.
And then there is my awesome turn of the century Middle Grade proposal set in an alternate NYC that has been sitting for a while... OMG, love, love, love this one!
You think that should keep me busy this year? :D