Merry Christmas, Fire Enthusiasts. How have you been? I've missed you.
Well, what can I tell you? Very little has changed. My day job continues to impede all things. There's still hope that it will change, but God knows when. I won't bore you with those details.
So, where have I been? I've been writing. I'm working on Dance on Fire 3. It has a proper name, but I'm going to hold that information until the end. It is the continuing adventures of Nathaniel and the Lopez family.
Once again I found myself outlining more than the book before. I had a 25 page paragraph outline with both general and specific content, outlining the entire book. Once I was pleased with the story, leaving myself enough space to have some unexpected surprises, I began the first draft.
I have been writing mostly in the mornings before work, with extended sessions happening on weekends and any time I can possibly sneak it in. I currently sit at over 20k words and have barely cracked my outline. We'll see whether that means anything or not. My first thought is it could be the longest work I've ever written (something larger than 113k words); however, it may simply even out once I get to the end. What ever happens, you'll be the first to know.
Getting the Seeing Ghosts paperback published has been a bit of a pain, but we're at the end of that process. We had some issues with cover art which caused delays, but I should be receiving the final proof copy this week. This is my first time working with CreateSpace, so I'll let you know how that goes at a later date. Demand will drive how quickly I begin working on producing Dance on Fire and Flash Point. Since my crossover vampire series takes place in my real life home town, I plan to spend a lot of time working the local angle. Stay tuned.
So that's what's been up with me. It's December, and my favorite time of year. Unfortunately, it's way too warm here in central California, and feels strange to be decorating for Christmas. It doesn't get that cold here where we live, but long sleeved shirts is all I've needed so far - and it's really sunny. So weird! I trust it will cool down before the holidays are past. I even grew my beard out. I haven't done that in 2-3 years thanks to that original author photo I started with that had me sporting one. I was so sick of looking at that picture! *laughs*
You should hear from me before Christmas, but just in case, I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. *hugs*
We'll talk soon.