Oh, I am in full writing mode now. I’ve started June Jenson book three which has yet to be named (very excited about it, but also very sad to see the series come to an end). I’m also starting to write my Christmas novel. I’m not entirely sure how this will go, writing both of them at the same time. I don’t want to confuse any voices or tones because the two novels are very different, but if I get an inkling something isn’t right, I will stop the Christmas novel and focus on June until she is done. The June Jenson books always take longer to write than my more traditional women’s fiction novels because of the research and history that has to be woven into them. I love incorporating all the history into the novels, but it can also be very limiting. I can’t have June do anything I want her to do (as I can with my other novels) because I have to skirt the lines of history to make them come together in the end and sound credible. I’m hoping that by working on both books at the same time, I won’t feel as confined as I did writing the second June Jenson book. Or I could just be setting myself up for disaster, we’ll see! Should be fun ;).
My dad called me this week as well, and told about a dream he had that he thought would be a good plot for a story. He was right, it’s a cracker. So much so, that at the moment I want to abandon everything and write it. Unfortunately, I like order too much and can’t abandon something; I have to see it through to the end. Instead, I spent last night making piles of notes so that when I am able to write this new story I will remember all the plot points and characters that are swimming around in my head.