It happened. This morning on the phone Laura and I were doing our usual Monday morning ranting about how sick we are of waiting, wondering what editors are thinking about the MS and re-reading Major Agents old e-mails like Tarot Cards. And finally we made a decision.
We must start a new project.
Yeah, we're going a little crazy with all the waiting and it's either write or take up scrapbooking. And I think we all know how I feel about scrapbooking.
We've been talking about starting the next book for a few weeks now. But we've been a little stuck. We don't want to start Book 2 of the Kate Lowry Mysteries just yet because the editor we (hopefully) end up working with might have a completely different vision for the book and/or series as a whole. Plus, we're just not ready to dive back into Kate's world. It just feels like she's stuck in submissions limbo right now. We have the book outlined, but it's just not time to start writing. Yet.
SO, we're back to Pride and Purity. But we've been sort of stuck with that too. We were missing that one tiny little thing that most writers refer to as a plot. We needed conflict. But today, we nailed it. We figured out exactly what the major catastrophic event is that throws all of our little characters into a huge tizzy and rocks their world.