It's finally happened. I'm finishing the first draft of one book, due October 1st. My editor sent copyedits for another book in a different series, edits due October 2nd. And she's promised that she'll send first-round edits for the next book of the Museum series to me before the end of this month. Oh, and this is the same week as Bouchercon, a major mystery conference, when I'm supposed to be reading at least a sampling of the books of my fellow panelists. Cue hysterical laughter. I may have to skip sleeping for a week.
|The "on the shelf" shelves (not including|
Predictably my early efforts were awful. For my third (I think) effort, I used three POVs. When that received some negative criticisms, rather than streamlining it I added two more POVs. Didn't help—it was all over the place. It's on a shelf, as is Book #1 (I won't even talk about that one, except to say that I finished it). Book #2 is sitting next to it, but I have mined that for some bits and pieces for later books (recycling!).