Life update! Well, and writing--I know my Letters lovers don't think I'm slacking, and you've no idea how much I appreciate your sentiments, but there's something to be said for putting it out there so you can get some accountability going. I've got my readerwife for that too, and she's the best, but I'll do this too; I like having something to look back on and bemoan.
Life parts first: I'm going to a ridiculously posh Halloween party this weekend. I somehow got invited by an old friend I haven't really talked to in years, and it's just...whoa. Luxurious. The theme--yeah, this is a themed Halloween party, wtf is this craziness?--is superstition, so I'm dressing up as though for the Day of the Dead. Skull makeup, big hair, red and black corset, the works. My man's going as a voodoo doll. There will be pictures, I assure you.
PS, these aren't us. Obviously. Wait for it. :)
Then it's NaNoWriMo, and I'm dedicating a few thousand words a day to the sequel to Cambion, which is going to be serialized next year. This is probably the last serial novel I'll write, at least for this press: you guys are used to a weekly format, but I got a lot of complaints from readers/reviewers about the disconnectedness of a monthly serial. Which, I mean, they knew it was going to be before they started reading, but I understand wanting it all there at your fingertips so you don't have to pine for it. So, yeah. Last serial novel.
I've got 40k left to go on my tricked out fantasy novel, which has illegal magic and evil carnivals and very unexpected shapeshifting and what I think is a really delightful love story. I'm going to try and get the rough draft done in November.
I've got a coauthored f/f werewolf novel that I'm wrapping up this month. Yeah, f/f. Only my second time writing it with any dedication, but I'm liking it. Because, y'know, girls are awesome.
I've got the sequel to You Get Full Credit For Being Alive to write, which will probably take me about a month if I dedicate, and will have to be done in the new year.
Those are the set ones. I've also got a few short stories for anthologies I'd like to do, have a f/f historical romance set in Venice that I've wanted to write forever, a kind of dark sci-fi fic that's calling to me, and possibly--maybe--perhaps--another contemporary. And that's just the LGBTQ stuff, it doesn't even count the near sci-fi romance I want to get done before next September rolls around. So. This is what my head is like, darlings. I get copious ideas, I play them out, string them along, act all coy with them...it takes a while to get me to dedicate, but once I do I tend to get things done.
Plus holidays and family stuff! I'm going to California for Thanksgiving this November, and probably to Illinois for Christmas. Yay, Chicago in the wintertime. I assume I should look forward to bitter coldness.
Okay, done. Done! Thanks for bearing with me. Happy Thursday, guys.
PS--oh-oh, and self-pubbing The Captain. Gotta get that to my editor. Yikes.