I've been so swamped this week I've had everything on auto-pilot, but light is finally appearing at tunnel's end.
Today I have to nail one more chunk of the current copy-edit, do one more contract review, make one more trip to my shipper, and endure one more day of invoking the busy writer's mantra, aka Please God Don't Call Me About That Because I Swear My Head Will Explode. Then I get the weekend off to cook, clean, do laundry, file, update the ledger, answer comments, answer e-mail, answer voice mail . . .
Yes, I love my job. All nine of them. Who wouldn't?
Anyway, a few things I actually did accomplish of late, so you don't think I've been a slouch:
1. Dreamveil, Kyndred Book Two, is completely done production and off to become a print book.
2. Frostfire, Kyndred Book Three, is finished and in NY.
3. Primary and alternative outlines for as yet untitled Kyndred Book Four are roughed out and ready for brooding over.
4. Prepped and ready to test out my new writing workshop on a class of unsuspecting public school fifth graders. (I love fifth graders. They're too old to be adorable and not old enough to be obnoxious. And they write like total fic fiends.)
5. Finished all but one of my interviews of expert folks who are advising me on various aspects of my new publisher/new genre trilogy. My final expert, the horse trainer, I saved for last because we're going to be spending a lot of time together. And there will be horses and barns and saddles and stuff.
So what's up with you guys? Anything interesting happen out there while I was slaving away over a hot keyboard?