What should I write next? That question is buzzing around in the back of my mind like a pesky fly! And it feels funny to even worry about that, because I am still immersed in writing my current Sierra Legacy series. I have two books left to write!
But I've learned the hard way that when you write commercial fiction, you have to look ahead to your next book because it takes time to think of the characters and plot, write the proposal and get it to your agent, who, if he or she likes it, will then get it to a publisher. And then there's that itchy-scratchy wait while you wonder if your book will actually sell.
My problem is that there are so many books I want to write. I have a partially written series set in Europe and based around the art world. Here is a photo that inspired the first book in the series.
I also have a coastal small town series based on growing up in groovy-yet-gorgeous Marin County, California. I have cowboys galloping around my head on beautiful horses and I have a large Italian-American family based in a big city whose members are clamoring to get their story told.
And in my typically indecisive way, every day I decide that a different idea is the idea I want to pursue next.
Meanwhile, time is a-ticking and I need to make up my mind and start planning and writing! So I have questions for you, lovely readers and fellow authors. City or country? Coastal or ranching? Do you have any preferences? And, when you are trying to make hard decisions, do you have any tricks to help yourself finally decide?