Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood..."

Today I'm in the particular swivet known as "Which Should I Work On?". I'm talking about my own writing, not clients' projects which follow a more easily-decided schedule. I have two unfinished projects of my own (more than that actually, but two that are extremely timely) and last night at dinner with another novelist I got great encouragement to focus on the one I hadn't been thinking about lately.

"Do you know how much money you can get for a YA paranormal romance these days?" she said. She described this time as the "golden age" of Young Adult books. I happen to have a draft of such a novel.

So after dinner I went searching round the house for it. Found it in only the second room I tried. It was under the guest room bed. The colleague I had lunch with today responded to this story with, "Talk about hiding money under the mattress."

We'll see.

I started reading my old draft last night, thought it pretty good, though I know it's going to need a stronger ending. This afternoon my ambition is to make good progress on some book or another, and not fritter too much of my time asking myself which one.

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Debra W said...

Peggy, sometimes we just have to dive right in without thinking too much about it. I am doing too much frittering and not enough diving, lately, myself.

I hope you have a productive day!

Peggy Payne said...

Debbie, I can happily say that I've so far done a lot of productive frittering and a bit of meatier stuff as well.

I hope you're enjoying your fritter/dive ratio of the moment.

Anonymous said...

What else did you find under the bed? Anything creepy?

Peggy Payne said...

I found a lot of other manuscripts, Anon. But none as creepy as the one I just finished.

Anonymous said...

I hope its a good creepy Peggy!
You made my day.

Peggy Payne said...

I think it is. Hope others will too. It's disturbing on its way to calmer waters.