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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Three Books at Once

Three Books at Once

On Friday, before I left work, I received an email from an assistant editor at HarperCollins giving me a heads-up that I could expect galley copies of THE EIGHTH DAY to arrive on Saturday for my review.

Around 7pm on that same day, I received an email from my editor with attached revision notes for THE EIGHTH DAY #2 (I’m withholding the title until it’s official and I can share).

Meanwhile I’m still struggling through the first draft of THE EIGHTH DAY#3 (Title? Struggling with that, too!!!)

So here we go. I can officially announce that I’m working on all 3 books at the same time.

As if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday, I got something else to look at. Something exciting. Something fun. Something I can’t tell you about. (Sorry, was that teasing?)

Posts here at In High Spirits may become irregular for the foreseeable future, although I do hope to keep up with First Impressions. Assuming we have submissions. Ahem. Get the hint? Who’s out there with a first page that needs polishing?

18 Responses to Three Books at Once

  1. Awesome so much good is going on right now. Hang in there on book 3! Can’t wait to hear your news.

    And you’re such an inspiration to me with working and being such a productive writer.

  2. Eek! And I thought working on two books at once was hard enough!!!!! *hugs*

  3. Angela Brown says:

    I’m so impressed and excited for you. Working three books at one time! Dear me. Sending you virtual extra good vibes, energy and chocolate…lots of chocolate.

    And yes, that was teasing missie lol!!

    Can’t wait to hear your wonderful news 🙂

  4. SA Larsenッ says:

    So, so pretty!!

    Spill it! (JK…)

  5. So excited for you! That’s a lot of mental back and forth.

  6. Tiana Smith says:

    Three books at once … Wow. Sounds like you have your hands full!

  7. Robin says:

    You can do it:) 3 at the same time is for sure challenging, but wonderful as well. Good luck with all the details and titles and such. Thrilled for you! And I totally understand being sparse. I almost have a 1st page ready for you:)

  8. Steven says:

    I work better with multiple projects going at the same time. Here’s to insanity!

  9. J E Oneil says:

    Yes it’s teasing :).

    I really like how the “Day” on the title page extends out from “Eighth” almost like a shadow. It’s a really cool effect. Good luck with your triple book work.

  10. Best wishes with working on all three books at the same time!

  11. I work on several books at the same time. I find it eases the tension in my neck when I’m stuck on one, I turn to the other and so forth and so on. But I don’t have an editor breathing down my neck so your tension must be critical.

    Best of luck with getting it all done. And thanks for the tease. Bad girl!

  12. Of course that was teasing, but I don’t blame you for a minute. Ooo, galleys of The Eighth Day! How exciting!

    I know you can handle all of this at once, Dianne. You’re a pro.

  13. Lexa Cain says:

    I’m so happy that you’re up to the galley part of The Eighth Day — how exciting! (My galley should arrive soon too.) Good luck with balancing all three books. You’ll do great! 🙂

  14. Yikes. I hope your juggling skills are phenomenal. How do you do it? Do you use a different soundtrack to get you in the mind frame for each separate book? Different snacks?

  15. 3 books at once–you are a champ!

  16. Cynthia says:

    Wow, you must be the Queen of Multitasking Manuscripts! I struggle to just manage one, and here you are with three!

    Oooh, I’d love to hear your juicy secret when you’re ready to share!

  17. JJ says:

    I do know the feeling. Best wishes to you!