I haven't blogged in about three weeks--eek! I try to be better than this.
It's just, there hasn't been too much to say. I'm querying, but I really am keeping all of that stuff to myself for the most part. I don't want to discuss who has a partial of what with the whole world, because it's really just my business. Not that I mind when other people share, but it's not my way. I'm secretive and weird. Always have been!
I felt compelled to blog, though, so...you get this piece of joyousness. I guess I'll just summarize what I'm working on at the moment. First, there is Unthawed. I'm not doing much with it right now, a few little touches, and as I'm typing this, the lovely Andrea is giving me suggestions to fix my least favorite chapter, and I like her suggestions, so I may have to work on that sometime soon. Then there's Ignited, which I am rewriting completely from scratch (for the most part). I made a pretty outline and everything. I don't think trying to query it afterwards will be a good idea--my characters are now in their early 20's (aka the age no one wants to read about, apparently) and I'm pretty sure that even though it technically could be a stand alone book, it would be crappy without being a series. So, two things right there that would make it near impossible to snag an agent with. But I'm having fun, and that's what writing is all about. And item #3: my untitled WIP. This is going slowly for several reasons. 1) present tense. I like having it in present tense, and I think it'll be a good tool for this particular story, but I've never done it before, so it's tricky. 2) I have a little bit of a lack of focus, I can admit it. 3) This is technically urban fantasy, but it's like 97% urban, 3% fantasy, so it's a little out of my normal realm. I don't like writing about the real world! 4) I keep having conflicting ideas about where to go with it, despite my beautiful outline. It ends up the same no matter what, but there are a few different paths I can take, and I want to think about them all before I get too far in.
So that's all. The excitement of my writing life.