Monday, August 27, 2007

Life is good!
I'm writing again. Working on a proposal for the fourth book in the Parker series. The first three books each focused on one of the women in the investigation firm. This time, I'm involving all three of them more equally, although I think Shelby will end up with a slightly bigger part than the other two.
My biggest challenge with this is keeping each of their personalities consistent and separate. It's much easier when you're only dealing with a single character. I'm thinking about going back and reading the first three books to refresh my memory of the characters. And I think that will be strange. I haven't read either of the first two books since they were published because by the time you get to publication, you've read the manuscript about fifty times and are sick to death of it.
I'm hoping to get the proposal finished and polished by the end of the week. Then it's on to the new cozy series.

1 comment:

spyscribbler said...

Good luck! Going back and reading old stuff is a strange experience. My stuff doesn't get the editing process yours does, so maybe it's just me, but some of my old stuff? I can't even remember I wrote it! It's like reading a story by someone else. It's really bizarre.

But then, I have an incredibly bad memory. If I take a day off writing, I have to start over at the beginning of the WIP and read everything to refresh my memory, LOL. Oh heck. Honestly, I have to do that about every other day. I have the WORST memory!