A week off!


Can’t claim any work this week. My sister is ill in the hospital and I wound up with other family obligations as well. I did do some planning for a book launch for an editing client, and critiqued some work for friends, but nothing of my own. Next week!

Slow progress–but progress!


Summer with a million (non-writing-related) demands is putting a crimp in my word count, but I am still finding bits and corners for writing, so the WIP is progressing. Not as fast as the first half, but I’m happy with the direction it’s taking!

New writing done


Despite being back to busy-ness, I was able to keep up some momentum on the book, though that will get harder over the summer with the million interruptions to my schedule. But I got about 5 more scenes written this week.

Historical fantasy-thriller


I had a great week–took 4 solid days to get my teeth back into my historical fantasy-thiller, Shadow Spy. Was super-pleased to see my earlier scratchings are way better than I remember, and I now have a solid first half of the book (50k). I still have to go through the other 25k I’ve already written, but the second half is not only incomplete, it’ll need some re-thinking. Still, I’m far ahead of where I expected to be at this point. Yay!

Finishing Research Review


Very close to finishing my review of the research I did for the WWII novel, in anticipation of my writers retreat next week for re-plotting the book. Getting some cool twist ideas!