Twisted of me, I know, but to keep from burning out I need to take a rest now and then.
This month I am attending my local sci-fi convention as me, and the first week of June I will be attending the Lori Foster Gathering in West Chester, Ohio. (I won't be at the book signing, too much paperwork to bring my stuff over the border)
But...the true dark secret to my time off is...I am working on a complete novel to submit to an agent at the Lori Foster Gathering. Yes...its out in the open. though I love writing short stories and ebooks...
While I have some books in paperback, due to the nature of ebook publishers they are not available in stores (well, McNally Robinson in Canada, but that is the only place you can find them in person).
I am a huge nerd, I really really really want to have one book on a shelf somewhere...I want to do another book signing, I want to meet the folks who read my work.
The amount of work that I have to go through to do a book signing for the books that are Print on Demand (POD), is ridiculous. And since all of the printers are in the US, and I am Canadian, it is a pain in the butt to bring them into the country en masse.
So, my dark secret is that I want a regular book on a regular bookshelf that I can do a regular book signing for. I love the thrill of seeing my name on a book cover, and want to have it in every bookstore in the city. ;)
Not a horrible thing as goals go.
And so, to sum up a long rant, I will be spending the next month writing a novel in a new universe with new characters and new superpowers. If you want me to keep you posted, I will. :)