The hazard of being in the "waiting" phase of the publishing saga is that I run out of things to talk about. I mean really, how often do you guys want to hear "Yup, nothing new today." ? Oh wait...that's what I do over at AW. Oops.
I did poke The Agent a couple days ago, just generally checking in. Right now, he says he's got Project 2 out at a couple places, and he's waiting for the layoff dust to settle at others. Makes sense. Like every other industry, publishing is going through some shaky times, and no one is quite sure who's doing what at the moment.
My own industry (the Real Job(tm) ) is one of the shaky ones too, but my boss-boss mentioned today that she's pretty sure we're not going anywhere in the near future. That's actually comforting to hear. I have this thing for stability. I really dig on it, especially when that's where my money comes from.
In writing news, I'm not setting any speed records this week. I'm piddling with Son of Project 2 here and there, but that mostly consists of revising and tweaking the one chapter I do have finished. You know, writing a sequel is actually harder than I thought. I mean, I have to work in a rehash of the first book & character relationships without being all info-dumpy, and yet include enough information to account for people who either didn't read the first one, or forgot the particulars. SO many things to think about!
My beta reports on Project 3 are still coming in, and so far, it seems to be fairly popular. (Two of my betas called each other long distance to squee over it. I boggle.) I'm waiting for the last few to come in before I start making revisions, but I'm looking forward to it a lot. I still think this may be the best thing I've ever written.