something old, something new

Full disclosure: I am writing this when I should be working on my WIP. What else is new, right?

Well, there are a couple exciting developments in the life and times of yours truly. First, last week I was able to put down more than 18,000 words in my current project. That's nearly a third of a book right there! That's super exciting to me. Next, the second episode of SHIFTED is out--or will be in less than 24 hours. I'm excited to be putting out a new episode every other week until June. I think you guys will like where this serial is going. And then another development: I've got a third (THIRD!) project on deck. I wrote a book back in maybe '09. It may even have been '08--but I guess that doesn't matter. The problem? I wrote it out long hand on a giant sketch pad. I then worked on transcribing it. 55K+ later, it's still not done. I stopped working at transcribing it because I figured any time I had to dedicate to writing should be spent, well, writing. So, this story was put on the back burner.

Well, now that I've got dedicated time to write every day, the idea of taking some time in the evenings or on the weekends to work on finishing the transcription progress and then working on edits doesn't seem too big a deal. I've even got a cover lined up!

I'm really excited about this story. It's much different than my usual stuff. It's still YA, but much less paranormal. A bit more romance.

All in all, this year is shaping up to be pretty fabulous. If you want to keep up with the latest developments and releases, you can either check back here frequently or sign up for the newsletter:

As I finish this post, I've got a cat on my legs and one on my hip. I hope your day/evening is as awesome as mine!