Anyway, back to being lazy. Maybe that`s why I can`t seem to finish a book. I have so many started but hardly any of them have an ending. But then on the other hand, I start to wonder if it`s the story. If I`m getting bored writing it, will you get bored reading it? The answer. Probably. The book I pitched online to Harlequin didn`t make it through but probably just as well since it isn`t finished. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something. So right now, I`m writing shorts. I`m nearly done with my second HQ historical undone. I sent the first one off weeks ago but it will take months to hear back. I like the 15,000 word limit. It means I can start and actually finish something before my mind wanders off to the next project. I get so excited about a premise, I start writing, then about 60,000 words in, I get inspired about something else and then instead of finishing the one I`m on, I start another one, get all excited about that one and then the cycle starts again. I know it`s not just me. I have a lot of friends with the same problem and I`m hoping the conference this weekend will teach me a thing or two about where I`m going wrong.
Which brings me to the RWA conference. 4 days in Brisbane with no kids, no nappies, no cat poo, no man, no talking about any of it either. It`s going to be heaven. I`ve got my itinery and it looks great. My flight leaves on Thursday morning and when we get in, it`s straight into the bathers, order a drink and relax in the pool for an hour or two. Then the chaos will begin. Starting Thursday night with a book launch and then a dinner, it will be go, go, go until sunday when I fly back in. I have my belly dancers outfit done for the Friday cocktail party and a dress chosen for the award dinner on Saturday night and all the outfits in between. It`s very important. The shoes and the clothes.
My last problem is the pitch. I have three stories only one of which actually has a `The End` but one I think will be more sellable for an agent than the other two. I keep thinking since this agent worked for Mills and Boon for fifteen years, she may want to go with a category novel but then what if everyone thinks that and she just wants to see something new? Should I go the historical that is nearly finished and a really good premise and then if I get a request I`ll madly write for two weeks to get it ship shape. I`m going to take all three and then decide once I sit down with her. I`m sure there`s no better judge of what she wants than her.
So on a wing and a prayer to anyone out there, I`m as ready as I`m gonna get =)
Wish me luck!