Being at a crossroads always makes me a little crazy. I have a book coming out on February 24 (so that's a done deal), just sent its sequel to my editor (so that, for the time being, is out of my hair), and have an offer in the works for yet another title (so that won't go anywhere for a while). I have promo and guest-blogging obligations in the near future. But I need to start writing again. I can't not write. So ... where to direct this drive?
There are three conceivable sequels I could begin. There's a whole new genre I'd like to explore (and reading I'd like to do in preparation for this exploration). There's a contemporary story, or potential story, clamoring for expression, so I've started jotting down notes about it. And, to complicate matters even further, there's yet another possible project--one that presents a whole new challenge--I'd like to pursue.
I'm drawn to all these options, and I wish, at times like this, I had five different brains and ten sets of hands. Knowing what readers want most would help, but I haven't a clue. Some are forthcoming about their preferences. Most, unfortunately, are not.
I'm under no specific contractual obligations, which only adds to my confusion.
Help! I'm drowning!