I find it hard to put posts up here when I don't have news, and I find it even harder to put posts up here when I have news but I'm not allowed to TELL anyone yet!!! Argh!!!
Suffice to say, I have news, but I can't tell you. Neener. Hopefully, in the next few weeks, I'll get the okay to explain. Most likely mid-to-late April.
In the meantime, I keep chipping away at The Musicbox Girl. It's actually going really well! This week alone, I've written almost 5,000 words, and that's just on my one-hour lunch breaks at the Real Job(tm). Part of that comes from having a really solid outline. I got lucky with this one. (Now I just have to hope that it's actually as awesome on paper as I'm thinking it is.) I'm almost to the halfway point, both storywise and word-count-wise. It's always so nice when those two things match up. Nothing worse than getting to your halfway point in the story, and realizing that you're only like 10K words into the book. Oops.
My goal is still to have this done before the RT Convention at the beginning of May. I wanna go into the con with nothing to do for a few days but hang out with some other writer friends that I've never actually met in real life, and just be writerly and social.
After RT, my plan, once again, is to go back to JJD4, though I know of a few things that are going to delay me, probably through the last part of June. (further explanation forthcoming once I get permission. See above.) I know now that I can't get JJD4 published this year, not if I want it to be the best that it can be, but I am hoping early in 2014.
It's driving me nuts that I'm going to go all of 2013 without having a book out. I feel like I'm going to turn invisible and just fade away from people's memories, and then no one will care what book I have out next, or IF there's a book out next. I know it's not entirely true, but it's making me antsy.
I kinda feel like the end of the Breakfast Club, "Don't you forget about me...!"
Yeah, I'm that old.
((The title is totally a WoW reference, btw, and nothing to do with anything actually naughty. Though, I'm interested to see what kind of spambots hit me up for this one))