Okay so puppy first. Because, really. What else matters when you’ve got a new puppy in the house? We’ve had him all of, I don’t know, 15 hours and he’s just the best thing. Remarkably chill for a seven week old pup. Meet Brutus!
So other than that? I wrote the first 5k of the next story! This one is a paranormal contemporary, so, you know, world building. World building is my favorite thing. Not necessarily for myself, but definitely in other people’s books. I want to know how it all works, and then, I want to see the story unfold within the confines of the world. So. Because that’s important to me as a reader, I will endeavor to do that as a writer as well. I’ve already had some early feedback about what questions need to be answered (discussing the world with a friend) and I’m pleased to know that most of that was already on the docket with the rough outline I have.
That’ll be my focus for the next several months as I endeavor to finish it by the deadline. It needs to be a bit longer than what I generally write, so I need to make sure I have a plot and various points that will carry the story through all the way to the end. It’ll take some planning on my part, but that’s just fine.
In the meantime, I have two others at the publisher that I’m waiting to hear on. And His Needs is on sale everywhere! Friday had their first flash fic, and I expect we’ll see them a couple of more times before we’re done with them. 😀
So that’s the low down on me, and the progress I’ve made. Hope all is well with all of you and that the holiday season is treating you well!