I guess I'm having trouble going back to three-time-per-week posting, because here I am with an extra post already. I just had to share that I've finished the rough (and I do mean rough) draft of my latest novel, a middle-grade humorous fantasy called (for the time being at least), Halitor the Hero. In my usual wrong-way-first manner, I'm now ready to spend some time drawing maps, imagining histories, and generally doing the world-building that a normal person would have done before starting to write.
How did I end up this way? I just got all excited with the story, and did the writing without any real plan. It's probably more work to do it this way round, but I'm willing to bet it's more fun, too.
On other fronts: still struggling with my cover issues (if anyone knows a good artist who wouldn't break the bank, I'm listening), and working on formatting and writing pitches, blurbs, and press-releases for Return to Skunk Corners. And Murder Stalks the PTA will, I hope, go out to an editor soon. My hope is to bring RSC out by the end of June, and the PTA murder, if it passes muster, by the end of the year.
This leaves me in an odd place, where I have nothing new to write but short stories--so I may concentrate on those for a while. I'm thinking there'll be an anthology in my future, so I may as well enjoy the quick writes, and build up a stock to revise and polish. Plus there's that thing of having promised a weekly short on Flash Fiction Fridays!