A heck of a lot.
I am juggling a lot of writing balls these days, so I thought this would be a good time to let you know what I’m up to.
Other than a couple of day trips over the spring and summer, I have no book tours planned until the Suffolk Mystery Festival in August. I am hoping to squeeze in a vacation to London in the fall. I love to travel, both for book events and for holiday, but I have to stay at home sometime and work!
The weather here in Southern Ontario has been nothing but gloomy for the past week. Which is a pretty good thing for the productivity.
As I write this, I have just finished four days of solid writing and managed to do 14,000 words. Which is pretty mind-boggling, as most authors will tell you. That’s about 14,000 good words. Very few of it will be discarded when I do edits.
A lot of people have written to ask me if there will be another Molly Smith, and I am happy to say
I’m working on the eighth book in that series now. The nice people at Poisoned Pen also asked me for another. How can I say no?
Here’s what on my plate:
Constable Molly Smith #8 – half finished first draft.
Lighthouse Library. #2 – Booked for Trouble. Completely finished and waiting for copy edits back. Publication date September 2015.
Lighthouse Library #3 – Reading up a Storm. Finished and now with my editor. She may, or may not, want changes major or minor.
Lighthouse Library #4. No contract as of yet. That will depend on how books 1 and 2 do. It’s all up to the readers now (Hint, Hint).
Christmas Town #1 – Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen. Completely finished, edited and waiting for copy edits back. Publication date November 2015.
Christmas Town #2 – We Wish You a Murderous Christmas. Ready for me to give it one last polish before going to the editor.
Christmas Town #3. Nothing done yet. (But heck, it’s not due until April. That’s April 2016)
Ray Robertson #2 (A Rapid Reads Novella) – Haitian Graves. Completely finished and in production. Publication date August 2015
Ray Robertson #3 – outline and opening chapters sent to editor for her approval.
Oh, and one last thing. Proposal for a new cozy series. Three chapters and series outline are now with my agent. No hints until (if) I have a contract! So stay tuned.