WRITERS STILL WRITE by Linda O. Johnston

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Writers Still Write | Linda O. Johnston | A Slice of Orange

 

Exactly a year ago my blog post here at A Slice of Orange was called “Writers Write.  Oh, Yeah!” It was about my efforts to get my mind back on track for writing after I broke my knee–and I was becoming at least somewhat successful.

So why is this post titled “Writers Still Write”?  Because I’m at a different stage of my career, yet I’m once more concerned about my writing and what’s next.

You see, I just finished a manuscript that is currently in the hands of my beta reader.  I believe it’s the first manuscript for which I ever had to ask for a deadline extension—mostly because of several edits coming in quickly from another publisher as well as travel and family plans.  I intend to jump right in and get it ready to send off as soon as I receive comments. 

The other strange thing?  Recently, I’ve had a lot of deadlines to meet . . . but this is the last story I’m currently under contract for.  That’s become unusual—particularly since I have four books being published this year!

And so I’m wondering what’s next. 

I haven’t had a lot of time to work on new proposals lately, though I do have some ideas I’m submitting.  Plus, just for the fun if it, I’m working on an idea for a story, possibly a series, that’s outside my current realm of cozy mysteries and romantic suspense. 

Will it work out?  Who knows?  But . . . yes, this writer is still writing and giving it a try.  And though I’m pretty much only traditionally published, I’ll also consider self-publishing.

I’d love to know how many of you who are reading this also have stepped outside their usual, established genre(s) and tried something else—and what’s happened. 

Meanwhile, I’m giving my subconscious some new orders–or at least the kind of order I haven’t focused on much lately . . . like do something different and do it well!

Linda

Author Details
Author Details
Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs! Linda enjoys hearing from readers.
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    I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had 57 books traditionally published, mostly romantic suspense and mystery.  And I’m still going!

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    What’s the fun of being a writer?  Everything!
    And part of that includes the fact that writing is always there.  It becomes part of you.  At least it has with me.  Everything I do, everywhere I go, my writerness is part of it.  And yes, that’s an unusual word although when I Googled it, other people have apparently used it, too.

  • Linda O. Johnston Featured Author of the Month

    Linda O. Johnston enjoys writing, romance, puzzles, and dogs. A former lawyer, Linda is now a full-time writer and has published 57 books—so far.
    @lindaojohnston

  • Linda O. Johnston Featured Author of the Month

    Linda O. Johnston enjoys writing, romance, puzzles, and dogs. A former lawyer, Linda is now a full-time writer and has published 57 books—so far.
    @lindaojohnston

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Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs! Linda enjoys hearing from readers.
  • Veronica Jorge says:

    Hi Linda, I hope that new order you’ve given your subconscious sparks great new ideas and stories into life. Happy to know of your success with traditional publishing and wishing you the best for new ventures.

  • Thanks, Veronica. I’ve got a good feeling about what’s to come!

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