I know. I pretty much disappeared for the last three weeks. I’ve made occasional posts, but given no updates on writing progress. That’s because there hasn’t been much progress. I haven’t done a thorough review of the last two years, but this should go down as one of the longer stretches without writing progress since I started this blog two years ago. I’m cool with it. Sometimes you need a break.
Things have been fairly nutzo at work, so I’ve taken on a few extra hours in recent weeks as well, and that’s never good for the writing. For the first time in quite a while I have a real brain teaser to puzzle through at work, and as I’ve been writing a surprise report on the puzzling topic, I’ve had less left over at the end of the day for MY writing. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I’m thinking about that report, not a book I’m writing. Actually sort of refreshing and motivating. Not a situation I want to continue forever….but as it coincided with needing a writing break anyway, at least I’m making a little extra money. Right?
I’m at an awkward spot with both stories I’m currently writing (the sequel to my fantasy novel Queen Witch, and a fairytale), and I’ve been working through lots of plot holes and new ideas during April. I’ve added about 1,200 words to the fairytale this week. I also had a bright new brainstorm — which always seems to happen at the wrong time — for a completely new series. Like I need another one! Well, hopefully I will by next year!
I am making progress revising Flight, the third Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance. I’m about a third of the way through the manuscript. I’m hoping to finish this revision by early May. But jeez….that’s right around the corner!