So…I am back from my trip to Seattle (had a family wedding that I could not miss). 48 hours of travel, 48 hours of actually being in the US. Needless to say, I am utterly exhausted, but glad to be home. The way back from Seattle to Shanghai, the plane went through some of the worst turbulence I had ever experienced. Usually I’m a pretty chill flyer, but it woke me up and pretty much kept me up for the entire 12 hour flight. I’m pretty sure I don’t want to get on another plane for the next few months, something I am not planning on, so that’s good.
Anyways, I was compiling a list of WIPs that are between 50%-100% complete as far as the 1st draft goes, and the list is kind of intimidating. I’ve got so many unfinished/half finished manuscripts lingering on my hard drive, I know I’m not going to write them all before I die, but I’d certainly like to give it a shot. I’d like to get these 11 projects off my hard drive and into the world within the next two years.
Speaking of new books, I managed to find a very nice editor who will be working on a new project of mine, a steamy contemporary novella, of which the sequel is already about 40% written, and with her finish dates, finding proofers, final edits, I’m really hoping to get this particular book out by the end of December. It’s a bit of a departure from my regular writing, but I enjoyed writing something kind of ordinary and normal for a change of pace.
More news on that in the next few weeks as I get my edits back and hear back from my proofers.
As far as DARK MOON RISING goes, I’m still writing it, still plugging away. This is by far the most ambitious book I’ve taken on, and am writing the first draft using various methods; transcribing, dictating, long-hand, typing, etc. I thought I was going to get the 1st draft completed by the end of this month, but that obviously isn’t going to happen. At this point, I’d be happy to get it finished before the end of the year, but who knows? Right now, it’s the only project I’m working on, at least until I get edits back from my editor for the contemporary novella.
That’s all for now. I’ll try to post more updates, but lately, it’s all been “Still writing” which I guess is a good thing. Boring, though.
In other news, I’m rewatching Supernatural from Season 1 and I forgot how much I enjoyed this show.