Little dog and I are sitting here dreaming up a new cozy mystery series. I like the dreaming part. Things come to me in snippets-characters, their problems and their lives. I'm always working on a new story. I know that makes your head spin- my sales are usually years behind my story ideas. But that is how publishing works. Well, for me anyway- some people are lucky to have their new ideas published within a year of concept. For me it's usually within four years of concept- sometimes even longer. Mr. Charming was written almost ten years ago. Dream Man almost eight. The Counterfeit Bride was written five years ago. Perhaps I write ahead of my time. Or maybe the stories need that time to grow and mature and become the best they can be.
Writers- how long does it take from concept to publication for you? Readers and I want to know. Cheers~