Countdown to Fall…and my next WIP
As we approach Labor Day weekend, it’s 3-2-1: countdown!
I’m counting down both to the start of the school year for my child…and the start of my next book. We’ve just survived August, a month of impossibly hot weather and no summer camp (bad planning, Mom), and the family has drifted through it.
From a work perspective, echh – I’ve spent the month editing my last book and sending out the requisite stack of query letters. We’ll see what happens. I’ve been slogging through the business stuff…because it’s business stuff.
Querying is probably the tensest thing for a pre-published writer — I know I’ll be happy when I can make the mental switch from selling my current piece over to writing the next one. The next book is taking place in the same world as the last one, so it won’t require tons of research – just sitting down to work and focus on my next hero and heroine’s story arc. I love the world they’re in, so I can’t wait!
Labor Day weekend is an integral part of that switch from full-time Mom back to functioning writer. It’s always been one of my favorite times of year: a fresh beginning as school starts, the last of the summer heat before crisp Fall weather hits us, and for me, a weekend to rest and re-charge.
I’ll take the weekend to read, watch movies, and hopefully get in one last trip out to the beach. I can feel the winds of Fall coming – and this year, more than ever, it makes me happy.
What are you planning for Labor Day weekend? Anything fun? I hope so. I know our own Suzanne Rock will be celebrating, because she has a release this week. 🙂