time to reevaluate the blog. i've been cutting back while feeling guilty, but less time at the computer is simply something i have to do. so please forgive me for not leaving comments on your blogs, and for not posting here nearly as often. i think my biggest concern with blogging is the increase to an already sedentary lifestyle. combine that with getting older, and it's not a good thing.
on the writing front:
right now i'm working on a light edit. In the process i've come upon some things I want to revise, so this is going to take longer than i thought. a couple more weeks, max.
i've written 6 books for Penguin/NAL. Those were all two-book contracts. This current project is the last book of my most recent contract. a new proposal can't be submitted until 30 days after book 6 is approved. i'm guessing that puts us at around april 1 for the earliest possible submission date. I don't have to send NAL a proposal unless my next idea is a suspense with a paranormal element. if i decide to write a suspense with a paranormal they have first look. at that point they can turn it down and i can go elsewhere, or they can make an offer that i can accept or turn down. however i can't accept a lower offer from another publisher.
i've been toying with the idea of writing a book i've wanted to write for several years. it's something i should probably write without a contract because that would allow me more artistic control and also more control over my life during the project. the downside of that idea is no income. so i have a lot to think about, and a lot of decisions to make in the next several months.