Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I had some free time this morning while I was waiting for the laundry to finish, so I did a search (4 computers, 5 storage CDs) for all my book outlines and ideas and put them all in one place. I know I have some written notes on other titles, but they're in a box somewhere. It will take more than a free morning to find them.

I made a list of all the book ideas and tagged them by age and genre.

Currently there are 29.

10 Adult books—1 Fantasy/SciFi, 1 Literary, 5 Romance, 2 Suspense, 1 Historical

2 Middle Readers—both Fantasy

16 YA—3 Fantasy, 3 Realistic, 1 Romance, 9 Historical Adventure (LDS), and 1 I don't know how to categorize yet, possibly a coming of age

I know that when I find that box of notes, there will be several other YAs in there. At one time, I had counted 18 YA ideas and that didn't include some of the ones I thought of just this year. Unfortunately I'm not able to recall them at the moment.

But even without the missing files—that's a pretty impressive stack of books!

Could I die happy having written 29 books? I think so.


Sandra said...

And I am so looking forward to those 29 books. (not that I want you to die any time soon)

Suan said...

i can't wait to read them!
6 romance??????? since you hate
romance will they be harder to write?

Karlene said...

I was shocked too. Nobody tell my writer friends.

Although, in my defense, only one of them is a true romance. The rest are more relationship stories with a strong suspense/historical element. They don't follow traditional romance patterns.

Tristi Pinkston said...

You know, I used to think I didn't write romance and then I realized that you can't truly tell the story of the human condition without including some, because love is such a part of being human.

The list sounds cool -- I was at 25 at last count, mostly historical.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

What a good idea. I should go through my house looking for all the things I have scribbled down and file them. I'm impressed at the wide variety of ideas that you have.

Kenna said...

Mom, I can't wait to read your books. I'd be happy with just one even.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I put my tree back up, Karlene!

Josi said...

romance? did I hear you right? Must have been a typo, right? :-)

29 books, that's awesome! I have about six or so, but I really should hunt them down and get them saved for later.