Well, I have a contract in the works for my state stories - it is a 50-story/5-year deal with about one new state a month coming out. As per the publisher's info, I will probably see my first story sometime in September or October and then hopefully one a month after that. See a write-up about the series on http://willowravenillustration.blogspot.com/, Aidana WillowRaven's blog, and let her know that she is doing a great job.
So once I have these stories written I hope to sit back and relax. I've got a couple of ideas brewing and need to play around with them and go from there. See you all in the postings - E :)
UPDATE JANUARY 28, 2008
I officially put the contract in the mail on Thursday and have been busy writing my stories now. I have one written but it is a redo of one of the states I had already done for the 5-minute mystery thing which didn't work out for me - not for what they wanted and what I was doing. Anyway - I'm contracted for the next five years to do all 50 states over that period of time. Look for the first in the series to be published around September or so (maybe sooner depending on the illustrator and how far backed up the publisher is. --- see you all in the postings - E :)