At the end of last year, a friend of mine had her plan in place (an incredibly ambitious plan) of everything she wanted to write in 2012.
In January I was in awe of her.
Now, as we're about to start the second half of the year, I'm jealous.
Because I'm not sure what to write next.
It's not that I don't have any ideas. (I'm not one of those "one idea at a time" writers....who, I must admit, I'm also jealous of, because they don't have to contend with the distraction of shiny, new ideas.) It's that I don't know which to work on.
I asked someone this weekend, who'd read both THE FIRST VICTIM and CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN which type of book they'd like to read from me next. They said they'd rather read something closer to THE FIRST VICTIM. Others have said they won't more stuff in the vein of HITWOMAN.
The problem is, I enjoy writing both. So how does one choose between two loves?
Do I ask my agent which she thinks she can sell?
Since my next release is another HITWOMAN book (coming in October!) should I stick with that voice/genre to build my brand?
Or should I diversify my readership?
Or maybe I should just flip a coin?
Tell me Killer Friends: What do you think? How do you make "impossible" decisions? And how far in advance do you plan YOUR projects?
(Oh, and my friend, the one with the year-long plan? I think she's going to have an amazing publishing year in 2013. Stay tuned for the details!!)