Thursday, April 08, 2010

April 8th and wondering...

Most writers have too many ideas. I certainly do. I am in the end stages of the four Faeries Promise books for younger readers. I LOVE the way they have turned out and I love the covers.  And within 3-4 months, the last of the Resurrection of Magic books will be finished.  And THEN what?

I feel like a cartoon character at a crossroads, staring at one of those old  fashioned posts bristling with little signs, angled in a dozen different directions.

9 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I have a feeling that whichever road you follow it will turn into a wonderous adventure for you and for us. Just saying.

Peni R. Griffin said...

Relax, hon. You've got three or four months to let your backbrain work on the winnowing process. It's up to the job. And if you take a week to breathe between projects, your world will not implode.

Zarah Endwithabang said...

Hello, Miss Kathleen Duey,
This is that one girl who drew the picture of Luke you wanted to see. I just thought I might pop by and give you the link to the picture. Feel free to read the notes below it, if you like reading people excitedly speculating (with spelling that is perhaps not quite up to par) about what's going to happen next in your books, that is. I hope my drawing amuses you, if nothing else. http://fangedapple.deviantart.com/art/Luke-158245244 I look forward to reading the next book (which I intend to wait patiently for). Reading your blog has been rather nice as well. It's good to know that I'm not alone in the feeling that sometimes my characters can run off without me (being a bit of writer myself). Anyway, I won't ramble on too much longer. Thank you for your time,
Wilson Korges

Rebecca Herman said...

I'd love to see you write another historical someday!

Peni R. Griffin said...

Relax. Your backbrain still has three or four months to finish the winnowing process and pick your next project. Also, if you take a day or two off between projects, the world will not implode. Focus on what you're doing now and it'll all work out.

kathleen duey said...

When I am lacking confidence in myself, I appreciate encouragement. Thank you all.

kathleen duey said...

Tricia, you are very kind! I hope so.

Peni, good advice and I know you are right. What are YOU working on now?

Rebecca, I might. I just might. Also considering Steampunk....

Zara,
I chased down your pen name. You are a REALLY promising poet.

Peni R. Griffin said...

Argh. I could have sworn my first comment got lost in the technical glitches that happened when I tried to post...I didn't mean to nag there; I just wanted to make sure someone told you to relax. That "I'll sleep when I'm dead" philosophy" of yours worries me.

Anyway, I'm still researching the lesbian western and beginning to wonder how I'll know when I'm done. I think the main part of what's left to do can be taken care of in a research trip this May, though. Meanwhile, I'm mostly working on sending stuff out, the least fun part of the job.

kathleen duey said...

I WILL sleep when I am dead. I promise.

See you in San Antonio, I hope. S&S has a lot of stuff planned and I am on the Tayshas panel this year--an honor.

Re research: in my experience, it never ends.