I finished a couple of big projects this week, (Graphic novel rewrite and page proofs for BMS) which clears my calendar for writing book ten. Almost. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about book ten as I finish my rewrite for book nine. The last chapter has been a bear. First 14 pages were a breeze, but then the possibilities of the next book raised their head, and I’ve been circling. Do this, do that, what if, how about . . .
Book ten doesn’t have an outline yet, and I don’t script the last chapter of any book. So it’s been kind of goosey, and exactly why I don’t like working without an outline, and why I love it when I fall off the one I have. It is usually something special when it happens. Yesterday, I found the spark in book ten. Now I just have to write it. (laugh)