One of the aspects of this writing gig that still challenges me is how to handle the way stories overlap. I don’t mean the stories themselves, overlapping in time, but the way I often need to be working on two or three books at once.
For example, right now I am:
• promoting Dating A Single Dad
• finishing the first draft of the next Superromance, due in mid-September
• plotting the book that I hope will come after that, first in a new trilogy, assuming the good folks at Harlequin want to buy more stories from me
• planning the other two books in the trilogy. Not in depth. Just enough that I have all the important issues in place before I embark on the first book.
• And I have this other idea kicking around in my head that I would love to give some time to.
So that’s, what – six books competing for various bits of my attention? And we haven’t even mentioned the steps that come after I hand a book in!
It’s a good thing that I have a bazillion kids. That was probably the only way that I could possibly prepare for juggling all these stories.