Robena Grant, whose newest book, One Truth Revealed, launches this Friday, July 14, and is available for preorder right now.
I've given that question some thought in regard to my own writing, which has pretty much gone on hiatus since I wrote "The End" around June 1 on Saving Sarah--book 4 in the Women of Willow Bay series. I'm in limbo about the series right now, waiting to hear from the two pubs who currently have it on submission, while at the same time waiting to hear from my editor, who has Saving Sarah. Here's the deal--I'll keep waiting on the two pubs until I get the manuscript back from my editor and I go through her edits and make whatever fixes I decide to make. Then, I'll nudge the pubs and give them a week or so to at least respond to the nudges. If I get nothing, then Saving Sarah goes up as indie, just like the rest of the series and I'll start the promo wagon rolling. At least I've got a plan, right?
I don't really want to be on writing hiatus this summer, but life may well cause me to be. Grandboy and his parents arrive in about two weeks, although they'll spend the first week of their time here with the other grandparents. Then they'll be at the lake with us until early August, with DIL heading home in late July, Son heading back early August, and Grandboy staying on with the two sets of grandparents. We'll pass him back and forth for a couple of weeks and then Nanny (that's me) will escort the kid home and hang out for about a week to see him start kindergarten (I know! Where has the time gone?). That pretty much wraps up the summer.
Plus, I need some rethinking time--time to figure out where to go after the Women of Willow Bay. There is one more book and maybe a Christmas novella that could come out of that series, but not right now. A break from Willow Bay is in order, and I've been thinking about cozy mysteries. I'm kind of intrigued with the idea of writing one. I've also got Hallie and Tim's story on a front burner--doing discovery there, and a friends-type women's fiction story brewing.
How about you? Do you take a writing break during the sultry days of summer? Oh, and don't forget to drop by Liz's post yesterday--she has a contest going! Share a favorite story beginning in the comments for a chance to win a tote bag of goodies.