I may have mentioned a time or two that my daughter and I love to trail ride
Lately, I've had trouble with this concept.
Staying The Trail.
I started out the beginning of January with a pretty clear path in mind. I knew who I was submitting to, and when. But there have been a couple of obstacles in the way. One publishing house closed, another's changing editors.
I self published, which has really been a jump off the trail I'd set for myself. It is different and exciting and just like those times my daughter and I wander the mountains, I don't know what's around the bend.
The books I had in mind to write have also changed drastically. I prefer suspense. Always have. A year go I started a book with the characters named Austin and Jamie, loved it. Still do, but I can't seem to find time/will/motivation to finish it. Instead, again, I keep going off trail to different books. Instead of finishing Jamie and Austin, I've finished two shorter pieces--Promise Me Eden and Ride A Falling Star. Neither of those have contracted yet.
As I write this, I have to make a decision. I have two books and two series calling me. One is the clear path, the one I should write. The other is what I'm dying to write.
I need to decide--Stay The Trail, or no.