It’s been far too long since I posted, so I thought I’d better emerge from my cave and give everyone a quick update :). I’ve been a bad author lately. Last semester…sucked. Completely. It kept me so busy, that for the last couple of months I rarely had time to open up any of my story files, let alone work on them. Thankfully, it’s over, and I’m free and clear for the summer. I’m also down to one semester – well, one semester and a thesis. I feel like I’ve been working on this damn degree forever, but I’m finally on the final stretch. Then I can get back to writing more or less full time.
So, Nyx. I made it almost to the end before school bogged me down. Unfortunately, I’ve also gotten a little bit stuck, and it’s taking some time to work out certain sections. I’m not going to give an estimate, mostly because I’m always way off. I’m hopeful, though, that it won’t be too much longer. I’m going to try and spend the rest of this month pushing through, no matter how stubborn the characters are being, but I won’t make any guarantees. In the meantime, Chaos has been bouncing in my head (he has a lot of energy). I’ve even written some on Raven’s story, and more or less outlined all the books. So, while progress on Nyx has been slow, progress on the series as a whole isn’t going too badly.
I’ve also begun a few short stories to break up the stagnation that can come from working on one longer project for too long. Those are already promised to Amber Quill, and I will have at least one done before the end of the summer. I can’t slack on those, they have deadlines :). I’ll let you know more later. I likely won’t add those to the WIP section, primarily because they are short stories (under 15k words). It seems like with those, by the time I get around to updating word counts, they’re finished.
That’s about it, I think. As always, I love to hear from people, so if you have any questions about current and upcoming projects, feel free to give a shout :). There is also the newsletter, which I have been sending out roughly every quarter, and I try to include news and some exclusive material (like sneak peeks at upcoming stories), so if you don’t get it, please do sign up :). Just type your email into the box on the right hand side. I only use the info for the newsletter and the occasional special announcement (like new releases).
I hope everyone has had a terrific start to the summer, and I’ll be in touch soon!