It’s been awhile since I updated, and there’s a good reason for that: right now, everything in my life is going ridiculously well. That’s great for me, but not so good for interesting blog posts. But here I am anyway.
I feel like I’m living in a fairyland, I really do. There’s a prince who has yet to turn into a frog, my fabulous agent has been a bit like a fairy godmother (for my book rather than for me, but shh), and while I’m certainly working for the money I earn, the money being reliably there is like a friendly woodland creature bringing me shiny things, such as sushi and vacations. (Okay, I don’t know how well this analogy is working.)
Not to say there haven’t been ups and downs–there have–but the downs feel like gentle dips, not the terrifying plunges that were all too possible just a couple of years ago. And I’m doing everything I can to keep those plunges from coming back. Even fairylands have monsters in the woods, but usually they aren’t invincible… so picture me training in a meadow in my fairyland, with a sword or a bow and arrow. If I’m ever in need of rescuing again, maybe I’ll be able to do it myself.
I don’t have much to report on the writing front. To Disturb the Universe has been on submission for about two weeks. It’s a little bit nervewracking when I let myself actually think about it, but fortunately I’ve been so busy that I don’t have time to worry about it much.
Meanwhile, the illusions novel is in the works. (It doesn’t have a proper title yet, partly because it can’t decide whether it wants to be a single book or a trilogy.) A few months ago, I thought I was ready to start writing the first draft, but now I really think I need to do more planning first. I’m hoping to make some solid progress on putting together a more detailed plot outline (bearing in mind that something like “they become friends” is a character arc and not a plot point) in the next month and a half.
(title quote: “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence and the Machine)