(writing/cons/personal) Decisions to be made

It’s been a long week.  I seem to be saying that a lot lately.  I think it’s because it’s the end of winter – I’m so tired of the cold, and the snow, and the cold, and did I mention the cold?  I hate being cold.  I’d so much rather be hot than cold.  And I miss the sun.  But it seems like the days are so long, the nights are so short and I’m just not sleeping well.  I’m trying to stay positive, to keep myself looking towards the sun, but it’s hard.  It’s not that there’s anything wrong, per se (although I’m still looking for good job mojo for Hubby, who is still looking); I’m just bummed that winter isn’t over yet.

 

On a tangent, snow would be awesome if it would come down and be pretty in 60 degree heat.  Wouldn’t that be cool?  I would love it then.

 

Anyways, I’m looking at time right now.  Specifically, how much time I have to write, and what I have to do in order to get Winter Secrets ready for the world.  And I’m realizing that there is not enough time between now and Balticon to get it ready for the world the way I want it to be, not without taking some time off from work (which I can’t do, sorry).  So Winter Secrets will NOT debut at Balticon, but Into Thin Air will.  Yep, we will have ghosts.  And heiresses.  And a set of cops who are so in over their heads that it isn’t funny.

 

So for a while, I’ll be doing a few things.  I’ll still be working on Secrets most nights (because I do want to have the rewrite done for a November release of all three books, if I can), but I’m also going to be working on Deep Waters, which is the second Pendragon novella.  Into Thin Air is almost ready to go (it’s written and edited, but I want to do one more proofreading pass before I send out review copies).  I’d like to have both books ready to go by Balticon, with A Mother’s Love (the working title for the third Pendragon novella) in the works.

 

It’s ambitious.  But I think I can do it.

 

PS – Don’t worry, Schrodinger will still be at Balticon with me.  He’s very excited, and I’m afraid to see what would happen if I left him behind.

2 thoughts on “(writing/cons/personal) Decisions to be made

    1. Val Post author

      I definitely promise that Winter Secrets will be out this year! Just not in two months. And I highly recommend writer’s conventions, even if you aren’t a guest – they are a great way to network!

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