My Attention Deficit Disorder is rearing its ugly head again! While looking through my latest edition of Writer’s Digest, they had the top 101 websites for writers, so I had to check at least some of them out.
While on one that showed upcoming conferences, I found one in June in St. Pete for the Historical Novel Society. Everyone who knows me, knows of my love for history…so I started digging deeper. One of my all time favorite adult authors, Diana Gabaldon is one of the readers on Saturday night and another one of my idols, Steve Berry, is the guest of honor at dinner. Talk about a win/win situation for me! Not to mention pitch session with agents, critiques, and the ever important conference learning sessions. Needless to say, I’m signed up.
Now, for my dilemma…
1. I have every intention of pitching Murder of Crows, but it needs some revision – not a big deal.
2. Not everyone knows this, but years ago (before I wrote Kobi’s story) I have a western-ish story set during Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Experience mostly written. I put it on the shelf to work on Kobi’s story and when I went back to it, realized it needed MAJOR rewrites…not too big of a deal.
3. I’m in the process of writing my first draft of a four book MG series, which I planned to have done by June.
As my dear friend Kristin Paul and I discussed yesterday, if I didn’t have to work (or could exist on two hours of sleep a day), I could do it all. But with this conference coming up the end of June, I need to make some decisions…(This is where I need some help).
Do I stick with plan A – continue to work on the cryptozoological series to hopefully have the crappy first draft done by June, then revise Murder of Crows, and still have Buffalo Bill on the back-burner without any more done to it?
Plan B – Revise Murder of Crows, begin rewrites on Buffalo Bill, and work on the series when inspired or in June?
Plan C – Do it all and sleep two hours a day until school gets out (Seriously? I’m just kidding on this one…or am I??!!)
Respond and let me know what you think!