Yesteday I finished chapter 3 of the third witch book in the series. Traditionally, a proposal (on which editors often buy) is three chapters and an outline (though lots of writers, myself included, have sold on lots less). But I was waiting for a response from editors on several projects and had nothing else to keep me busy, so I worked on fleshing out these witch books. There may not be a publisher in the world who wants them — “light paranormal is a hard sell” — but if not, maybe I’ll self-publish them on Kindle and Smashwords. Who knows?
When I’m writing and I have a question I need to research or a fact I need to look up from the characters’ bios, instead of stopping right then, I type in ?? to remind me that info goes there. That’s my job today — finding all the ??s in all three witch books and filling them in with the right answer.
Then they’ll be ready to fly through the ethernet to my agent, to see what she thinks of them. Wish I could put one of Chloe’s or Kara’s handy-dandy spells on them to guide them into print and best-sellerdom, but . . . sigh . . . they’ll have to stand on their own merits.