this is what writing full time looks like
March 3, 2014
This is just a quick “state of the desk” summary, because I had a busy weekend (Bead show! Sensory overload! I got some Roman glass beads to make pendants out of! Yay!) and failed to think of a more substantive post.
I turned in the book this weekend. Hooray! It’s the next Kitty book after Low Midnight (which I still need to get an exact release date on). I’ve been a little cagey on this one about things like titles and such, but I want to get a handle on future plans before I start blabbing about everything. Sorry for being cryptic and all.
In the meantime, I have, like, NINE MILLION side projects keeping me busy (that may be an exaggeration), because the rule is to always be working on the next thing. One of my goals for the last month: clear my desk of side projects so I’ll be ready to launch in on the next novel writing project. When I got back from my trip I had four rough drafts I wanted to do something with by the end of the month. Here’s how it worked out: Harry and Marlowe short story rough draft — finished and sold; Secret Novella — finished and off to beta readers; Kitty Novel rough draft — finished and turned in; Secret short story — decided I want to write the two companion stories first and revise them all at once. So, on hold.
Not bad! I also spent yesterday putting a bunch of old manuscripts in boxes. And working on Low Midnight copyedits, which I’ll finish this week. I’ve started a new short story, and I’m still working on the Wild Cards graphic novel script.
My brain. It is full. I like it.