Thursday, November 10, 2005

Right Down the Middle

I'm still trying to figure something out.

In the midst of working on the edits for my Regency Historical novel, I fell in love with the Regency again. This is not surprising. I often drift from one time period to the next, falling in and out of love as easily as...well, as a teenager. :-)

I have two books in the works right now. One is a Regency historical, using characters from my first novel. It is a good story. No, it is a great story. And I really want to write it.

My second novel takes a big leap in time to World War II and the plains of Nebraska. It's an inspirational, very different from the Regency, and it is also a great story.

Herein lies the problem. I want to work on them both equally. You know, have a schedule - MWF I work on the Regency, Tues/Thurs. work on the inspirational, blah, blah, blah.

Well, you already know that won't happen! I'll get sucked into one world or the other, abandoning one manuscript for months at a time.

I really don't want this to happen. Rene said that one will start to take over and I'll work on it but when I get stuck, I can switch to the other.

I wish I could just divide the line, right down the middle, and work on both at the same time. Maybe it will happen. Maybe I can conceive of some way to make this work. Any ideas?

In Other Writing News...

My former boss, the editor of Nebraska History, the Nebraska State Historical Society's magazine, emailed me yesterday and said that the latest issue is available! I am soooo excited! Why? Because my article is in this issue! I cannot wait to get my six copies! I'll try and post a link if it becomes available online. At the very least, I'll scan it in so you all can see it!


  1. Oooh, cool about the article.

    You'll figure something out about writing the two WIP's. Where there's a will, there's a way.

  2. No advice on the writing--I have to stick to one, put the other aside till I'm done and go back to it after. I can't mix it up in my head!!!

    Congrats on the article--it is always cool to see your name in print!!

  3. Rene and Toni, thanks for the congrats on the article! I can't wait to see it!!!

  4. Congrats on the article being published! And good luck figuring the other out. I've never had any luck dividing my time, though I wish I could.

  5. Congratulations on the article! I can't wait to see it!

  6. Congrats on the article :-) Very exciting!!!

    As for dividing time b/w two mss, it's never easy. But often the characters help you - they take you so far then get stubborn. At that point pop over to the other characters and see how they're doing - they'll probably be more cooperative.

  7. Amy, Dana, and Tess, thanks for the congrats! :-)


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