I just realized that I may not write any new projects this year. The thought was rather startling because I was convinced I’d be able to start drafting another project.
But as it stands, I need to finish revisions on my WIP and send it to Agent, plus complete edits on The Last Slayer. The Unborn One is going to come out in the next few weeks, whether or not his timing is convenient. (It’s not, but I can’t wait to hold him in my arms. :) )
By the time the Boy’s out and The Last Slayer edits are done, it’s going to be the end of June, or maybe even early July. I have no idea how the newborn is going to impact my schedule or anything like that. Hopefully by the end of July, I’ll be somewhat lucid enough to send WIP to Agent, start outlining the sequel to The Last Slayer, finalize promo plans for The Last Slayer and budget the time and money for it.
The last time I did a detailed outline for a book, it was for Carnal Secrets, and it took me about a month to do it. I think the sequel to The Last Slayer is going to take longer than a month to outline…probably two or three. So I’m thinking maybe around November or December, I can possibly start drafting the sequel, if everything goes as planned (the best case scenario). Or maybe everything will implode and I’ll get nothing done.
Since I’m trying to be more optimistic these days, I’m guessing it’s going to be somewhere in-between. And it’s shocking that I may end this year without drafting anything new. (Outlines don’t count.)