With a few projects fresh off the press I should probably be taking the time off right about now to savor the moment. I’m not. In fact I’m already hard at work in the next batch, and I’m also already dealing with something of a log jam.
The horror story I mentioned a few days ago (that would be the idea that I said was acting like a mosquito buzzing between my ears some ten days ago) is not much of an issue any more. The rough draft is done and I am already busy beating it into shape. It is relatively short and will probably be released simultaneously in English and Spanish. In other words, that one is coming along nicely, and is past the point of giving me any real trouble.
The short project I began to distract myself between books two and three of Citlalli (the one I had thought would work as a side project while I wrote the first draft of book three) is more of an issue. Back when I started I thought it was going to be something like 40,000 words. If things had gone according to plan everything would be great, and I would currently be happily reviewing it. The problem is that I seemed to have miscalculated things a bit…. okay, so maybe it was more than a bit because the last time I checked the word count for that one stood at almost 75,000 words, and I wasn’t even even half way through (in fact I’m starting to get worried about the page count, price point thing when it comes to that one). Of course, I realize that calling that a ‘problem’ is not entirely fair, as I am I’m having a blast working on that particular project, and that in turn brings me to the real problem: the fact that that one is nowhere near done means that I am falling behind when it comes to book three of Citlalli, and to make matters worse that is one of those things you just can’t rush.
As for that book three of Citlalli. Well, I guess under the circumstances it is coming along as well as could be expected (I’m almost half way through the rough draft), but with two other projects vying for attention, one of them massive, I’m afraid that there may be small delay when it comes to getting that one out.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how things play out, though for the time being I am having to fight the urge to rush things in an attempt to meet a self-imposed deadline!