Updates and Other Blather

I haven’t written a book from beginning to end that hasn’t been contracted in a long time. I’ve decided after I finish up Wolf Unbound, I’m going to write Sisters of Mercy. The full. Period. I haven’t done this since last year. Writing partials and selling that way is nice. It saves time and I don’t get so attached to the book so if it doesn’t sell I’m not as sad. At the same time, it’s like taking a few bites of a meal and wandering off.

Anyway, by pushing and finishing up Wolf Unbound way before my October deadline, I’ll have some time of my own. I don’t owe anyone anything until January so I’m going to finish this book because I want to. This writing thing has to be a balance for me and while I love the books I write on contract – obviously or I wouldn’t have written the partials to begin with – the idea of writing something wholly for myself, without any constraints but those I place on my own, makes me very happy. It’s a simple thing and god knows I want to sell this book of course, but I think at least once a year I want to do this if I can.

Let’s see – Thursday

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45,549 / 70,000

Wolf Unbound


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47,682 / 70,000

Wolf Unbound

I’m cooking, consistently working my way toward the end of the book and I’m liking where the story is going.

For Thursday and Friday

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2,362 / 90,000

Sisters of Mercy

4 comments to “Updates and Other Blather”

  1. Bev
    July 14th, 2007 at 3:06 pm · Link

    Sisters Of Mercy conjures up all kinds of scenarios. What is the book about? I think it’s neat that you are writing this book without a contract. Will it make it more edgy? Will it make it less edgy? Just musing!

  2. Charlene
    July 14th, 2007 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Sometimes you have to write just for fun or the pressure can start to mess with your head and your muse. 😉 Good plan, and hurrah for Wolf Unbound!

  3. Christine
    July 15th, 2007 at 4:59 pm · Link

    The title is very interesting can you give us a clue what it’s about.

  4. N.J. Walters
    July 16th, 2007 at 11:53 am · Link

    Congrats on Wolf Unbound. It’s always nice to finish early.

    Good luck with Sisters of Mercy. It’s always great to take some time and do a project just because you want to.