It said I'd be focused and productive on the 2nd. Nope. Far from it. That can mean only one thing. Time to start writing another novel. Not rewriting, writing. The choices are:
Act Like You Mean It (ACT): Contemporary fiction. Sandy, a marine biologist, and Leigh, a famous and difficult actress on the downside of her career, are forced together when Sandy discovers Leigh injured and is stuck with her until she recovers. They think (hope) the situation is temporary, but find they can't part company until they figure out who is trying to kill Leigh (considering her abrasive personality it could be any one she ever met). While Leigh recuperates is the perfect time for Sandy's family of step-children to fall apart at the urging of their live-in Russian speaking grandmother.
Red Planet Revolt (RPR): Set in 2953. Retiring chair of the Department of History, Victoria, is more at home in her world of Greco-Roman antiquity than in the world where she lives. Her alien husband, Tiananmen, is a bio-chemical engineer who is constructing a post-Civil War biosphere on the blighted planet. Ordinarily not one for off-world travel, bored with retirement Victoria visits her husband. The report that the Civil War is over was greatly exaggerated. The transport ship departs hastily while under hostile fire, leaving Victoria marooned on the distant planet. Not well suited for wilderness survival, Victoria heads for the city in search of Tiananmen - straight into the heart of the Civil War. (Note, she lives on Earth; the Red Planet is not Mars.)
Which story do you want next? Leave your vote in the comment section. Anyone can vote. If you are shy, you can email me. The story with the most votes will be the next book I write.