Back in January 2012, I got three contracts for six books, five of which were due by 15 January 2013. I hadn’t written five books in a year in a very long time, but I’m willing to give just about anything a try.
I missed a couple deadlines by a few days each, but I was on track to finish #5 one whole day before it was due. Then life interfered. Various things kept me from the book for a few weeks, and when I did get back to writing, a few pages a day were all I could manage.
But I sent Copper Lake Encounter off to my editor and agent earlier this week! Yay! My Five Books in a Year turned out to actually be Five Books in a Year, Three Weeks and Four Days, but we’re all okay with that. The first of the five was the Harlequin Romantic Suspense Christmas book in Decemer. The rest will be available starting in April with Copper Lake Confidential; June with A Hero to Come Home To; and August with Copper Lake Encounter. A Man to Hold Onto will come out sometime after that, though I’m not sure of the date.
Do I want to write five books again in a year? I’d love to. Will I try it? Sure. Will I obligate myself to it with my name signed on a contract? I don’t think so. But you never know. Fools rush in . . . and all that.