I'm in that state of limbo between old book out, new book in. My manuscript has reached its destination, and the editor estimates that she'll be able to look at it in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I should be turning my attention to the next book.
My second novel is complete... or so I thought. I learned so much in the past year about plot, conflict and goals that I think I'm going to have to do a complete rewrite. My heroine has no concrete goal. The hero is dangerously close to being 'too stupid to live'.
The only character that seems real is the antagonist. She's one bad-ass bitch. Her goal is clear cut, and she has no trouble deciding what to do next in order to get what she wants.
So... my interim goal is to tear this book apart and see what I can salvage, while trying desperately to think of something for my heroine to really care about. Well, besides the hero, of course.