I've outlined my next book- a 55,000 word series, romantic suspense. I will set my goals on writing the first 50 pages over the next week or so. This is my "just-in-case" book. Just in case they buy the book I wrote in March and want to see an option.
Meanwhile I'm 2/3rds done with my revision project on a single title that is still out with editors. I've sent off an e-mail on the Dorchester book-if I don't hear back from them in the next week, I'll send off a paper nudge.
The agent search for the thriller continues- all (31) but four have replied with "not-right-for us." Which I understand. It's tough to sell anything these days. The overall book business is down. There's a lot of wait and see right now...Unless you're a big name- or you sell to a small press.
Promo for my new release starts next month-some people start 6 months in advance, but I think readers don't want to wait so long-they lose their enthusiasm. (My opinion...) So will start appearing in newsletters and blogs and on-loops and chats next month.
In the meantime, there are 50 pages to write. Cheers!