What’s On My Mind?

I’ll tell you what’s on my mind: my characters. Dozens of them. I’m aware and thinking about any of these guys at any point in time, sometimes just in the back of my mind, with their problems simmering into catastrophes. Here are my projects:

Forgotten Star: fantasy novel in revision. Rereading it as I’m formatting the word errors out of the document. Using Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel class to revise this beast. Love the story. It was originally inspired by Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series and is very near and dear to my heart. It needs a lot of work. The main character is a princess under abuse.

Shadow of Blood: fantasy novel in progress. 1/2 complete and at a pivotal point in the story. Difficult point for me since I put this down five years ago during a pregnancy. The characters won’t leave me be, so I’m torturing them in return. Aiming to be done with this by August.

Short Story Revisions: these are all I’ve touched this week, so very much alive in my mind. Aiming to get two of them submitted by the end of the month. If they’re ready.:  Calico Under Cherry Blossom;  Rise of the Tiger Princess; The Encroaching Hand of Winter. Also planning to revise Watering the Black Violas and Hunter’s Honor by the end of the month.

Short Story Drafts: these are from prompts that I started for the May SAD challenge and intend to complete between June and July: Moondust (werewolf story); Seascraper; Untitled werewolf wedding story; Takeshi’s Gift

And somewhere in there, I need to fit in 4 – 8 critiques this month. Two are started and two are waiting for me.

That’s why I’m never bored. 🙂  So, what are you up to these days?

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