The other day I took a midmorning break and met a friend at a park (Red Bug Slough if you’ve read One Woman’s Junk) so that we could walk our dogs together.
Toward the end of our visit she asked, “What will you do for the rest of the day?”
And I answered, “I should finish the first draft of Hitwoman 22.” (for the record, I came close, but didn’t finish it until the following morning)
“How do you know?” she asked.
“What do you mean?” I asked, totally confused.
“How do you know you’ll finish it? How do you know when it will end?”
“Because I’m scheduled to do the last few chapters,” I explained.
“You know how it will end?” Her disbelief was evident.
“I don’t start a book until I know how it ends,” I told her. “And I’m scheduled to finish it today.”
I then had to launch into a whole explanation about how writing is my passion, but it’s also my job and I treat MOST of my projects as such. (That said, I’ll freely admit that I’m usually working on one or two “passion” projects that I don’t really expect to ever sell. They’re my “fun” stuff. My reward for doing the work.)
So in case you’re wondering, as of today, I’m currently working on the story edits for the 21st Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman book, the second Psychic Consignment Mystery and a couple of passion projects. Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to keep up-to-date on my new releases.
And check out this great pic my friend took at the park of my tree-climbing dog 🙂