I'm just getting to my blog today, Monday evening. Usually I've got the Monday post written by the morning. But today, I was nowhere near my computer until now. I had a seminar to attend. So I had no choice. But no matter, I probably could have skipped this post as I have little to say.
But I feel an obligation to my readers so I'll keep this brief and will not bore... hopefully.
Life continues as I wait to hear from my publisher. I continue to listen to my characters and develop their subplots. The main plot is well-defined but the sub-plots of all the character need to be developed as I round out this book and plan for the next one.
And it's a good thing I'm doing this. I've already found one issue; I have two scenes that are very similar. I'll have to merge them and create a new scene for one of them.
And I need to work as fast as I can. Up till now I've been waiting for the revision of the first book to be complete. Well, that's history. If I want to have a second book to be ready by the end of the year, then I need to hustle.
There are no guarantees on that and if the first book is accepted I may have more delays with book 2 as I work out a few details on book 1. Even if it is not accepted I will have to prepare it for self-publishing. All the more reason to type as fast as I can. Now if all the other elements of my life would cooperate, I'd be all set.
But I'm not expecting that. So it's one day at a time and see how far I can get before I'm derailed.