Between a Rock and a Hard Place or…

I could have written standing at a crossroad. “So what is the problem”, you ask?

I’ve sent my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery off to the publisher, hoping for a before Halloween release. (I had it edited professionally.) Publisher sounded willing, but haven’t heard any more from him. I would like to set up some promotion, including a blog tour, but I really need more reassurance about when (and if) there actually will be a book.

Anyone who knows my history as a published writer, knows that I’ve had to climb over many stumbling blocks over the years. (I’m having fun with all these cliches.)

To understand why I said the title of this post could be standing at a crossroad is that I also need to be writing my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. I have a title, the main setting, some of the new characters, and some great ideas about how this one should go.

The problem with this is for some reason, I can’t seem to get moving on it. I’ve jotted some notes, even written the first paragraph. However, I already want to change it.

My advice to self is open up the document and get started.  And yes, that’s what I should do but life keeps getting in the way. Because hubby and I are getting older, there are doc appointments. Shopping for food seems to be a biggie too. And I guess the real problem is I don’t have the energy and drive I once had.

Before you think I’m complaining too much, believe me, I know how blessed I am to still have my husband and my health. I’m also thankful that I still like to cook. And most of all, I’m grateful that I still have the ability to write.

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to get with it and see what Tempe is up to now.







3 thoughts on “Between a Rock and a Hard Place or…

  1. I did receive the text block for the Rocky Bluff mystery so I’m off and running with promotion–though I have other jobs I must take care of which means it’ll be a while still before I get to my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.


  2. Marilyn, i’m having trouble knuckling down and getting to work on the next Gabriel Hawke book. But my distractions have come from many other places. Judging at county fairs, helping our daughter with her place, and taking care of the outside things. But I”m determined to get this book moving this week. Here’s to both of us getting our books off to a start.


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