I’m going to have to admit to you fine folks that I have no idea what to write here today. I spent a lot of December fighting off anxiety and depression and exhaustion and being super busy outside the house, so my writing suffered pretty badly. I really got hardly anything done that was new, and I feel fairly guilty for it. But it’s a new year and a few things are easing up, and some other things are looking more hopeful. I’m feeling a little better about things, and plans are being made (Tokyo, you and I have a date for the end of summer!) and writing is happening.
You guys, I finished an outline.
Okay, well, it’s not really an outline outline. I cadged a little bit of the Snowflake Method and wrote up a one-page description of the story I’m jumping into working on next, and it’s another Riverton Clan book. Brian gets to go out and be a demon for the forces of justice and law! Well, sort of. Michael is still recovering (hey, having your soul sliced up with a poisoned knife takes it right out of you, demon or not) and sends Brian out to take on the case all by his lonesome, and I’m actually pretty excited to see how it all plays out. Okay, so I sort of already know how it plays out, thanks to my fancy outline thing, but the demon is in the details, you know.
I should have a book cover for Sarah’s Inheritance in hand pretty soon and I can’t wait to show you all! I have to write up the back cover copy for that, still, and I have to finish up the sequel to Sarah yet, but basically, things are coming along nicely. I’m feeling pretty good about January, and it may only be a few days into the year, but I’m already feeling kind of productive.
The one thing I’ve had simmering in the back of my mind though is that I have done a bunch of book reports here, but I slacked off hard once this depression started moving in. I want to get back to that, and I wonder if you all have any books you’d suggest I tackle? I’d love to do at least one book report a month, so that leaves me with 12 slots wide open! Doesn’t have to be urban fantasy, but that is definitely the way I roll. Y’all know that. What books do you think I should read?
In case you forgot, there’s a giveaway over here with one of my books in it! Check it out!