I didn’t do much on the writing front this weekend. Haven’t, really, in the past week. Basically, I’ve been coming down from the high of finally finishing writing Want.
And then I got the final round of edits on His Needs. The hard work is done on that one, all that is left is to finish polishing it up. Make it as shiny as possible. Give it a thorough read through to make sure all the words on the page are the ones I want to use. I love these guys. Like really love them. And I love them together. And I love their story. This one is one of the few I haven’t had problems going back and reading again and again. Usually, I get to a point, when I’ve read my story for the zillionth time, that I’m like “bah! These words! Ugh!” But I haven’t reached that point yet with Travis and Noah. And that’s kind of thrilling all on it’s own.
I hope you all like them as much as I do.
I also heard back from the beta with Want. A few tweaks and finessing there and I’ll be good. The consensus, from the two who have read it, is that it’s a very enjoyable read. I’m rather pleased with it myself, though admittedly that might be partially because it’s been such a long time coming. So I have a few revisions to make there, some clarifications, and then it’s ready for the editor. (Though I’m not on her schedule for a bit, which is fine. Gives me time to settle in and play with it a bit. And I don’t have to worry about not having the finished MS when it’s time to send it in. *relief*)
So both those stories are in the final leg, one further along than the other, and pretty soon they’ll both be in the world. I’ll release Want when it’s ready (end of Octoberish) and His Needs is slated for a Decemberish release (more details when I have them from the publisher).
And now it’s time to start something new. I’ve updated my WIPs page because it wasn’t at all what I thought I’d be working on next. In fact, I hadn’t even popped it in there yet. Things have shuffled around there again, because, as the disclaimer says, it’s subject to change at the drop of a hat. Until I really dig into a story, anything is possible. And some times even then.