No, no, I haven't forgotten my blog. I was in Florida for a week, doing lawyer-family business, which is never fun, and then came home to some excited e-mails from the good folks at Cedar Fort Publications. It seems that Walmart placed a really big order for Borrowed Light, and wants me to have another novel done immediately. Right now.
No can do, I reminded my editor, because I am halfway through a three-story Christmas anthology for Harlequin, and still owe them a book which is due July 15. We did have a meeting and agreed that as soon as I finish that third book for Harlequin, they want me. U'mm. Sounds nice. They wanted a five-book deal, but I said I'd rather do a two-book contract at a time.
So that's the plan in the tan van (an old Sesame Street routine that my kids remember). I'll have the first book due to Cedar Fort Nov. 11, and the second one in June of 2012. They'll be moving those right along for publication, so that'll work. I already know the topics, and somewhere in there, if the numbers justify it, there will be a sequel to Borrowed Light.
So now I have to write, which is always fun.