Release week madness is slowing down, and I’m nearly caught up with my work. By the end of the week, I should be able to dive into Fairies in My Fireplace and get that baby really going. The level of distractions and other work should be cut way down.
It’s August, folks. I have two books to write before the end of the year. I’m behind schedule.
I have a feeling this crazy juxtaposition of three books in different stages, all needing lots of attention at once, isn’t likely to happen again. Looking at my schedule for the next year, I think two might collide, but not three again. Baptism by fire. And I’m almost through the blaze.
So. Yesterday I was on the Carina Press site, guest blogging about the nature of magic, both in and outside of my books. You can find it here: Hidden Magic.
And today, of course, is Wednesday, so I’m over at the Cafe. However, it’s not just any Wednesday, it’s fiction day. And not just any fiction day, it’s Straeon Manor day.
Straeon Manor is a new project we’ve cooked up. You’ll want to read all the stories, because they all occur in the same house. We each chose a different room in in the house for our story, and we each chose a different year. Every quarter, we’ll revisit Straeon, choosing a new room and a new year, sometimes referencing–or even using–past characters, rooms, and stories from each other. As it grows, the stories will intermingle and become one huge, bizarre history of this one house.
It’s an experiment. We’ll see how it goes. My story this time around is here: Growin’ in the Garden. I grabbed the conservatory in 1986. Oh, and one change to the normal fiction restrictions–considering the scope of what we’re trying to accomplish, they aren’t flash fiction. Some are longer than others, but they’re definitely not under 1000 words this time.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll be back Friday with more scavenger hunt links!
See you real soon!