Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Chicklit or Suspense?

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

I just read an email from my agent. I had asked him if I should continue with my romantic suspense or go for another Chicklit, and he said he’d rather I wrote the Chicklit.

So what do I do? I’ve invested so much time in my suspense, and this would be the second manuscript I’ve worked on and then abandoned in a year. I’d really like to finish something, at least to know I could do it. So far I’ve only completed the one Chicklit manuscript. I’m a bit worried I don’t have the discipline to complete another one.

Or do I follow my agent’s feelings about the market? If I wrote the Chicklit, I would set it in Hawaii. I know from my own websearch that there really aren’t any Chicklits set in Hawaii, except for Sisterchicks do the Hula, which is more along the lines of Henlit.

Plus there was so much editor interest in the concept of an Asian Chicklit, would I be shooting myself in the butt to not jump at the chance while it’s hot? And would I incur the Wrath of My Agent (or a goodbye) if I insisted on completing my suspense ms?

I need some intense prayer, both on my part and from my friends. Thanks in advance, you mighty Prayer Warriors.


  1. you have my prayers hun. do you really want to know what I think? or just want the prayers? LOL ;-)

  2. I've emailed you privately on this, but just wanted to say that I'm praying that the Lord will lead you. :)