Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Another day, another 4,000 words. Wish I could get more done, but this darn "work" thing keeps getting in the way. That, and arthritis. Hopefully after Thursday, I'll be one step closer to dealing with the arthritis issue. Turns out I have something called "Dupuytren's contracture," something that makes your hand slowly and permanently close over time. I'm told I can get injections to dissolve the protein (?) building up on the tendons in my hand... let's hope that happens. After an hour or two of typing, my hand really starts to smart. I'll take a few minutes of extreme pain from a shot if it means I'll get a month or two of peace and fast typing again!

Still waiting for the Dreampire edits. Got a note from my editor last week, she said she's hard at it. I expect to get something from her by the end of the month. It'll be tight, but I believe I can still produce a finished product sometime in July. Oh, and as promised--the cover for Dreampire. Understated, a little spooky, and plenty of orange. I like it!

I now have three other projects in the works.

  • One is the next in line for the Watchers (a followup to Dreampire). 
  • Another is a story about a guy who makes a deal to change his life, never realizing that he's paying with his soul. It's a little cliche and kind of cheesy, but I like the main character and the layout of the whole thing... so I'm going with it, cheese or no cheese. I'm tentatively naming it The Devil's Due
  • The last one I'm working on is going to be spectacular--absolutely epic. It's a story about a young man whose father disappears after perfecting the technology for teleportation. It has government intrigue, romance, a little bit of HP Lovecraft-esque scenery, and some vampire action. Yup--makes no sense, right? Right. But it will. It's very intricate, very "out there," and so far I'm having a really good time writing it. In fact, it's the one I'm working on the most while I wait for the Dreampire edits, mostly because I have such a good groove going: a full outline complete for 31 chapters and two days of actual writing (and very part time writing, I might add!) and I'm already over 10,000 words. You know it's going well at that kind of pace. It's tentatively titled Shimmer, after those little reflections you see on the pavement from far away when its really hot. 

It's late, I'm tired, and I'm going to go ... read? Blah. Probably! Time to wind down for the day. I'm reading the third in the Breakers series by Edward W. Robertson. I think I mentioned him in a previous post. GREAT writer, really love his books. Highly recommended.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Really like all the new covers especially the one for Dreampire. Hopefully you'll get your edits back soon!


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