Monday, November 5, 2012


I want to lead off today with a big thank you to Duffy Brown, author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries for the bling she sent me a few days ago. A really cool little bag along with some bookmarkers I can give out at my next booksigning and to some friends. I love mysteries and hope you'll check out her site also.

In Pennsylvania, most public high schools divide the school year into quarters. Last Thursday, I was officially one quarter of the way done with my last year of teaching. I could say it went by quickly, but it wasn't fast enough for me.

This week I also finished the first quarter of my third draft of The Heir of Futhark, which is the last of four books in The Futhark Chronicles. The last quarter of the story if you will.

I'm out of quarter stories, but I'm not out of stories. I wish I could write faster  as the next novel I have planned is starting to push itself forward in my thoughts. I need to get The Heir done so I  can move onto the next one. I need to get The Heir done before I have to get to work on First Dragon, the lead novel in my next epic fantasy series for Crescent Moon Press.

Do you ever have a difficult time thinking about what to write next? Anything you're a quarter of the way finished with? Do you know Duffy?


  1. I wish you lots of good writing vibes for the second quarter! I also wish I could write faster. :)

  2. I can think of what to write next, but it's not always the best thing to write next.

  3. I always struggle with what to write next!
    I like the sound of your next book.

  4. My muse torments me with too many ideas. A good problem, I suppose! But like you, I don't have enough time to devote to them.
    Only three quarters left to go! :)

  5. I don't usually struggle with what to write next... it's just hard to fit it all in!

  6. I don't know Duffy, but I plan to correct that thanks to your recommendation.

    For me, I have this story, and I know everything that I want to say in the story, but when I get down to actually type it...the words are extremely difficult. I erase, go back, that's not right...rinse/repeat.

    I started this weekend and after many hours, managed to have 2000 words. It was hard. I hope it gets easier. But having those 2000 words down seems to organize my brain a little better. Maybe this next story won't be so hard to pull out of me.

  7. Write down your thoughts on future books. Or tape record them if that's faster and more convenient for you.