I've been a bit lazy about updating my blog since I finished my last novel, Natalia. After focusing so hard for so long on one project, I'm now in one of those in-between times, with one project finished and the next yet to fully gel. In fact, I've actually found myself working on three projects at one time, not sure which I most want to devote my energies to.
One problem that I've never had is coming up with ideas for books I want to write. I suppose the opposite is true. I have a long list of things that I want to write and have to find a way to prioritize them. Currently, the things I've got going include:
1) A memoir that I've been working on off and on for the last ten years. This one is full of funny stories about the life of an itinerant writer, traipsing around the world on a shoestring.
2) I've begun plotting out the next two Natalia novels and want to write the first few chapters of each. So far sales on the first one are virtually non-existent. I'm very happy with the way the book came out and want to write the next two, but it seems that perhaps the "indie" route isn't working this time. Perhaps if I can present this as a series I might be able to find an agent and go the traditional route. I figure it can't hurt to try.
3) I've always thought that Sweet Ophelia, currently titled Tinseltown Fairytale, would make a great movie. I'd previously written a screenplay version, but after seven months of revisions to the novel, I feel like it is time to revise the screenplay to match, and maybe start sending that one out again.
So there you have it. Plenty to keep me busy as I settle in again to Budapest, where I've just rented a room in an apartment in the center of the city. With the temperatures falling and plenty of rain, this is definite writing weather. Hopefully I can take advantage!