After the upheaval of moving, I’m finally back in the groove of my daily writing schedule and and gratified to see steady progress on the new novel. CHAOS KARMA is the third novel in my Hand of Fate urban fantasy series. It’s been almost a year since I was writing a first draft of a novel. I’d forgotten how satisfying it is to torment my characters, discover new plot twists, and write new words in this ever-expanding story world. Right now, I’m totally immersed in the quirky town of Shore Haven.
My new novel, STEAM DOGS, launched last week, which gives me an incredible sense of accomplishment. While I love writing, I love having written more.
I’m also in the process of updating the covers for the first two books in the series and reformatting them to reduce the price on the paperback versions. As a former art major, I confess that I love designing covers. Just for kicks, here’s all three covers (including the sneak peek at Chaos Karma):
And as if this wasn’t enough fun, this year I was invited to participate as panelist at OryCon, one of those milestones I’ve always associated with being a’real’ writer. I confess, I was a bit nervous on Friday, but I needn’t have been. I knew half the people on both of the panels that day, and the audience was friendly and and (hopefully) as interested in the session topics as I was. I got to participate in some lively discussions on writing and craft (always my favorite topics), meet some terrific people, and see some friends I’ve only met online or rarely see in person. At the end of the day, I drove home feeling energized and glad to be part of the experience. Today was even more fun, and I can hardly wait until tomorrow.
All good days here.