Status Update – January 2014

champagne & candleApproximately five years ago this month, I “published” my first work of fiction: George & Annie, An Unofficial Biography, a Harry Potter fanfiction. (That story, as well as Here Be Dragons, are archived on several different fanfic sites.) I remember the nauseating excitement over my first reviews, how over-the-moon I was to read positive feedback. It’s still true today. If you ever want to make a writer’s day (or week or month), leave a positive review of their work. And if you’re curious about those first forays I made into the world of novel-writing, check out my fanfic page for more information and links to archives.

After three weeks of having my family at home, the house is at last empty again. The kids are back at school, and hubby’s at work today. It’s finally quiet enough to hear my characters talk, and I’ve got an ambitious to-do list for this month. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Last month’s writing retreat was a great success. I logged 4K words there and brought the word count on Ingénue up to almost 44K. Wholly Trinity is now with my critique partners and the early feedback is positive. A big announcement (including a release date) will come later this month. Follow this blog by entering your email address in the box to the right, or click here to subscribe to my electronic newsletter for direct, immediate notification.

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!