Today I’m emailing off the PAX online read to the eHarlequin editor and that’s it, I’m free! I’m uncontracted! I’ve written five SIMs and the online read in the past year and a half. I love being a writer! I’m living in the Magic Kingdom! Being uncontracted is always a scary place for a writer, but it’s also a thrilling place full of boundless possibilities. The fear of being uncontracted is, to me, like the fear of strapping into a rollercoaster car. The ride awaits! Anything could be next!! It’s up to me! And if it wasn’t scary–why bother?? That would be like getting on the teacup ride when the Tower of Terror is available. One of the things I Iove most about being a writer is the freedom to chart my destiny with my books. During uncontracted periods, I dream big and write hard. I can write anything I want! No deadlines, no obligations. It’s all about me, baby! I’ve got the run of the park! :guitar:

I still have a bunch of unsold proposals leftover from the last uncontracted period–there are always more that don’t sell than that do–but I’m not interested in those anymore. I loved them at the time but they don’t fit me now. I’ve fallen in love with writing paranormal romantic suspense, so that’s all I’ll be writing this go-round. Two-headed vampires and rehydrated mummies, here I come! Okay, okay, not exactly, but whatever I write, it will be as different as the PAX League (and there may even be more PAX League books, I don’t know yet–it’s a “neverending” series, so that potential exists). But I’ll also be writing a lot of non-PAX ideas that are off-the-wall and challenging, that make me laugh and make my pulse pound from the danger.

I’m free! I’m in the Tower of Terror line! And I can’t wait to strap in.


  1. Joely says:

    Ugh, I hate rollercoasters and the Tower of Terror would probably make me wet my pants. I feel your excitement, though! I’m sort of voting for rehydrated mummies myself–I love Imhotep.

  2. kacey says:

    What fun! All those possibilities before you! (but hey, as much as I LOVE the roller coasters…I like the teacups too!! the whole spin and twirl thing. Kind of like my life… :yes: )

    Have fun with the new writing!

  3. Katie says:

    Merry go round person myself, round and round and round and never get anywhere but dizzy….

    Enjoy your next ride! :bananadance:

  4. mary beth says:

    Woo Hoo!
    Have a blast, write lots. πŸ˜€

  5. Jill says:

    You won’t be free for long. Someone’ll snatch you right up. :smile::smile:

  6. Mary says:

    Enjoy the ride. Knowing you, something great is just around the corner.

  7. Larissa says:

    Congratulations! Have a great ride!:thumbsup:

  8. Danni says:

    Yay Suzanne! What an exciting time. Here’s to upcoming contracts that are exceedingly generous, offer dozens of positives and no negatives, and allows you the creative freedom to explore your newly discovered two headed vampire mummy love. πŸ˜‰

  9. Kelly says:

    Wow, exciting and scary at the same time! Roads are open to you, Suzanne. Good luck with your next project!

  10. Robyn says:

    That is why you’re the writer and I’m not- you:Tower of Terror, me:Teacup ride. LOL
    I understand the feeling of freedom for now not having to meet any obligations.:hyper:

  11. Amy K. says:

    Have fun, Suzanne! Your enthusiasm is catching. :bananadance:

  12. Melissa says:

    :thumbsup: KUDOS Suz! Now, take a deep breath and enjoy your summer! The daily photo freaked me out. 😯 πŸ˜†

    Remember what I said about the nursery pots. πŸ˜€

  13. Cynthia says:

    Who hoo, Suzanne! I can feel your excitement! Good luck with whatever challenging avenue you decide to meander down. πŸ™‚

  14. Lynn says:

    WOO HOO, Suzanne! I’m jealous! Enjoy your freedom.

    And give me a good thrill ride any day. :thumbsup:

  15. Rene says:

    How wonderful for you, Suzanne, you deserve it. I love paranormal romantic suspense, so I think you should pursue that stuff. I’m biting my tongue about the two-headed vampire 😈

  16. Tori says:

    What a fabulous, exciting time, Suzanne! Enjoy the thrilling ride! Wheeeee!!!!

  17. Margery Scott says:

    Isn’t it a great feeling, when anything and everything is possible? I love your excitement, but you can have your Tower of Terror.

  18. Crystal* says:

    I’m with Jill. You may be in the “Tower” line right now, but you’re soon to be hard at it again. But take that vacation and love every minute of it!

  19. Marcy says:

    Congrats on turning in the PAX online read EARLY, Suzanne!! WooHoo!!

  20. Melissa Marsh says:

    WTG! Eat some chocolate and enjoy your no-contract freedom!:bananadance:

  21. Suzanne says:

    You noticed! Yes, I turned it in early! SHOCKING!!! LOL.

    Thanks, everyone! I’m excited. Moving on to….. Who knows what!

  22. Danica says:

    Congrats on turning it in!! And yes, you will definitely have more contracts soon! Hmmm… rehydrated mummy huh? πŸ™‚

  23. Michelle says:

    Isn’t it fun, being uncontracted? Gosh, I’m always uncontracted, come to think of it. :wigglebrow: Hope that changes soon. I want a deadline, and I want it NOW. :bananadance:

  24. Alyssa says:

    Wow, that’s so cool! I’m the kind of person who would be freaking out instead of enjoying the freedom. Good for you!


  25. Sheri says:

    Oh congrats on turning that in early! And I love a good thrill! :thumbsup:

  26. Gina says:

    Sounds like an exciting time! I love vampires. I’m going to be working on a vampire gay romance in the very near future myself.

  27. Carol says:

    I’m sure it won’t be long before you get a new contract so enjoy the freedom while you can! :yes:

  28. Steph T. says:

    Yay on finishing your contract – and wow – you had a busy writing year too!

    Here’s to wonderful contracts in your near future!!

    Am LMAO at Michelle’s, ‘I’m always uncontracted’ comment – me too, me too:wave:

  29. Mary Stella says:

    Go, Suzanne! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  30. Teresa H says:

    Yay Suzanne! Isn’t it fun waiting to see what’s right around your corner…I bet it doesn’t take long for you to get a new contract!

  31. Mechele Armstrong says:

    I’m sure you’ll have new contracts soon. And can’t wait to see what you write next.