It’s been a while since I did a writing update.
Back in May and June, I picked up steam and wrote lots of words. Most of them were on Flux, a short novel that takes place after Quartz, but isn’t officially Book 2 (more of a Book 1.5).
Then we took two week-long family trips close together, and the kids and I started school in early August. It was really hard getting back into the groove during all that. I managed to write two short stories, but my writing routine was shot to pieces.
Now that we’ve got the fall schedule (mostly) ironed out and there are no away trips for the foreseeable future, I’m itching to get back into regular writing again. I’m starting with a small, manageable goal of 500 words per day on Flare, the for-realz sequel to Quartz.
The e-book-ification of Quartz itself is almost done. I am under strict, self-imposed orders to not mess with the manuscript any longer. Instead, I’m messing with the front and back matter, agonizing over the blurb and acknowledgments and all that other stuff. You get the picture.
Still, in spite of my perfectionist and dithering tendencies, we are on course for a mid-September release. I have a bonus prequel short story all written up for my newsletter subscribers. If you’re not one of them, you can sign up right here.
The Sunless World series, comprising Quartz, Flux, and Flare, is my big project for the rest of the year. But I will be fitting in some flash fics and shorter pieces here and there as inspiration strikes. I haven’t broken any fairy tales for a while, so if there’s one you want me to tackle, let me know in the comments.
Writer and other creative folk, what are you working on these days?