Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Do you hear the sound of screeching brakes?

Just when I think I know what the heck I'm doing, it all goes wonky on me.

Here I was, just working on JJD4, minding my own business... Got some words in, got a great idea for a new first chapter...  Starting to really get back into the swing of Jesse's brain again.

And then I get the little "bing!" on my phone that says I have email.

Well who could that be, says I?

It's my lovely agent!  She's lovely!  This is why I call her my lovely agent!

The email was in regards to The Musicbox Girl.  ((Previously, on "This is my life", I sent the first three chapters of The Musicbox Girl to my lovely agent who is lovely, because she liked the idea so much.  /end flashback))  Judging by the amount of all capital letters and imperative commands to finish this right now!, I think she likes it.

So once again, JJD4 is on hold.

While I am thrilled that my lovely agent who is lovely is so excited about my new project, I also feel a bit guilty for continually pushing Jesse to the wayside.  Poor guy.  He's gonna develop a complex.

Needless to say, this is going to toss any semblance of personal deadlines I had RIGHT out the window.

Ah well.  We improvise.


sam b said...

Congrats on the Musicbox Girl being so utterly awesome! I'm a big Jesse fan, but if the Musicbox Girl is calling then that's what you need to do. I can at least speak for myself when I say I'll be happy to wait a bit longer for the next Jesse book if it means you get another cool book published. So congrats again, and thanks for keeping us all in the know on your progress.

Murphy said...

Wow, congrats for you! Musicbox Girl sounds interesting, so I'm definitely glad there's interest there. A bit sad JJD4 is pushed back, but I'm willing to wait. Anyway, kudos to you, and I'll be looking forward to seeing MBG someday soon.