(I decided to give up doing the separate Camp NaNo math. It is what day it is.)
Between doing promotion for SWORD OF REGRET and suffering my usual litany of health issues, I just haven’t taken the time to catch up with you guys here. I HAVE been writing fiction, but my freelancing has fallen by the wayside for the time being. It kind of spikes my anxiety not to have any money coming in, but I had a very good month in July that will hold me through the rest of August and maybe the first week or so of September, if I’m very frugal (which I tend not to be by nature.) I just feel like I need a bit of a rest. When I get on one of those manic kicks where I’m working or writing fiction 10-12 hours a day, I just start feeling crappy. Luckily, I can stop… working. *G*
I need to do a word count, because it’s entirely possible that I’ve already WON Camp NaNo (do you win camp?) and not even known it. TVTV is going well, I haven’t touched Adirondack Shift in a few days, but it’s still on the agenda, and now I’ve taken on a THIRD story that I want to submit to Cobblestone Press for Naughty November — in a new genre even! Well, it’s sort of a new genre — there are vampires in it, which always makes me feel more free to write whatever dark stuff the characters might be into. This I learned from writing some darker/kinkier stuff in my fanfic days. I’m not sure how much promotion I want to do for that until I decide if I’m going to separate brands by having a nom de plume, or what. Vampire romance is one thing, but kink is something else entirely.
SO — there’s a new goal: Finish the first draft of THE MYSTERIOUS KINKY STORY by Sunday the 26, See if I can find a beta reader to take a look at it, then finish the FINAL draft by August 31 for submission on the 1st. Wish me luck!
LOL Guess what? I WON CAMP NANO! I had a feeling that all the work I’d been doing since I last updated might have taken me over the line, and I was right. W00t! Now all I have to do is type more of it so I can enter it in the NaNo machine.
WAHOO! I’m ROCKING IT, BABY!
I can’t wait to get my graphic! *G*