If you work to a calendar that begins in January, then June is the middle of the year. Maybe you’ve polished up the stuff that kept you anchored to the computer in the dark months and you’re waiting to hear from a publisher?
What might you do now? Well, I expect the novelists among us will be fermenting the next set of characters and fashioning a plot line, but what else? Are you writing something else while the brain gets back onto its tram-lines? Sorry, we have new trams in Edinburgh -won’t mention them again.
It’s also the case that many people enjoy trying their hand at more than one sort of writing. A lot of romantic novelists will have started out as magazine short story writers and like to keep their hand in.
I asked a few of my writing friends for an idea of what they were writing.
First up is Jennifer Young
author of Thank You For The Music Thanks for dropping in Jennifer. I know you have a scientific background and can spell the names of volcanoes which the rest of us simply refer to as the Icelandic one.
What else are you writing at the moment?
http://goo.gl/pASdjp Mariah’s Marriage amazon US
“Oh, Mariah, let us not quarrel. We will be married within the month. At least your papa’s house contains plenty of books. You may practise throwing them.” anne stenhouse
http://goo.gl/NxYxj5 Mariah’s Marriage UK
http://goo.gl/PKptQg Bella’s Betrothal US
…a solitary figure ahead among some gorse and shrubs. Charles thought she made a beautiful picture in her riding habit with the exquisite hat Jenny Menzies wished to inherit. He thought the girl might get it sooner rather than later if he followed his instincts. At that precise moment, he wanted to shake Bella hard. Then he would lock her in the castle in Strath Menzies and hold her forever. anne stenhouse
http://goo.gl/5RBzIm Bella’s Betrothal UK
Lovely to learn more about you here, Jennifer! Great idea for a post. I’m always curious to know what other writers are working on. What an interesting range you write! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Helena…I have to tread a fine line and not bore my science friends with fiction or vice versa!
Well done on the diversity of writing styles, Jennifer!
Thanks Ros…I sometimes wonder if I should focus a little more on one thing – but I like them all!
Impressed you can do both fiction and non-fiction, Jennifer. I would find it hard to stick to the facts – earthquakes a great subject for a story!
Hi Kate – I’ve used geology as the bedrock for my plots before now (excuse the pun) – but I never thought of an earthquake. I might try it!
You’re never boring, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.