Monday, March 28, 2016

New Joint Project...

Well, some of you may be wondering why I have only been blogging intermittently, or why I have stalled out on my youtube series, or why I haven't had any great progress updates on the sequel to Blade's Edge recently.

The answer, my friends, is that I have been working on a joint project with my husband for the past few months, and today, I unveil it to you...

At the end of nine long months we'll be starting a new chapter in our adventures. 

I expect there will be a few interruptions to my other projects, but I hope to have the Blade's Edge sequel wrapped up and in people's hands before that time. I have big plans to finish up the first draft in April, and then things should move fairly quickly from there, with six weeks for the rewrite, and then off to beta readers, back for more rewrite and then off to the editor. I'll do the formatting myself, and I hope to hire Juan Carlos Barquet for the cover again. My goal is to have it all wrapped up and ready to publish before my whole world turns upside down in September. Wish me luck! :-)

And as for why I haven't been working on the sequel up to now? The short answer is that the first trimester really wiped me out and I found very little creative energy to do anything at all. There were days when just getting up seemed more of a challenge than I was prepared for. I suppose most of that energy was concentrated on creating a new human. Now, I find myself quite a bit restored and hope to be able to tackle this project with renewed vigor even while working on making a new person constantly in the background. We'll see how it goes, and I'll be sure to keep you updated on writing progress. (Don't worry, there won't be many pregnancy updates here. I'll find another outlet for those.)