I am always fighting the extreme shininess of multiple projects, pen names, and various distractions, including both Real Life and Facebook.
It would probably be smarter to shepherd one book at a time through the process, but I don’t do so well when I’m not writing every day. (It probably would have been smarter not to despair that the stories one was writing were horrible shite and thus one would not have such a horrendous backlog of unpublished work, but that’s another story.)
The current rotation/progress report thus looks something like this:
- Currently Writing: Unnamed Gothic/Ghost Story ~10K words of ~90K words finished. Pen name: Probably Kitty Lafontaine. This is extremely melodramatic.
- Currently Storyboarding/Sanitizing (as in, “making more sane because I didn’t know who done it when I started”): The Second Cabin, muder mystery. Not quite cozy; thinking of marketing it as an amateur sleuth and putting “A Disturbingly Cozy Mystery” as the tagline. Pen name: Diane R. Thompson.
- Currently Prepping for Publication: Exotics Book 4. Kids’ book in the Exotics series. Pen name: De Kenyon.
- Just Released: Alice’s Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts. [Only reviewers accepted on this one, as it has been published.]
If you are interested in being a beta reader/reviewer (beta readers get the manuscript before final edits; editors get the ebook after final edits) for any of these books, let me know.