As much as I would have liked to, I have not been kidnapped by a sexy Space Pirate (and I’m quite disappointed about that;). Nor have I dropped off the edge of the world or found a time machine. I do however have a new job, which has eaten up huge chunks of my time as well as my mental engergy. I am hoping to change that and the first thing on the list is to whip out the featherduster.
Get your mind out of the gutter, I need it to get rid of the dust that has settled on the blog! *waves around the featherduster, stops the dustbunny orgy and coughs at the motes whirling around her* There now, that’s better.
I enjoy my new job, but I am so far out of my comfort zone I am in a new dimension. I still work with books, but in quite a different way. After a month things have gotten a little better, which I why I hope to spend more time online.
I have managed very little writing. I am still working on Sexy Steampunk 2, the sequel to Rescue by Ruin, and have drafted an outline for a rewrite of a steampunk Christmas story I wrote a couple of years ago. All I need now is the mojo to sit down and write…or a seat on the morning subway to write longhand. Both are very, very difficult to come by.
I hope all of you are doing fabulously well! Let’s all have a fantastic week!
I don’t know about you, but I try not to make New Year’s resolutions. I usually don’t end up sticking to them and feeling bad for not doing well with what I’d planned. So instead of telling you I am planning to exercise more or eat healthier I will tell you about my writing plans for 2013.
At the moment I am working on the sequel to Rescue by Ruin. It has no title yet and is the story of Beatrice’s best friend Susan. It is also a menage;). I will have to stop work on that for a little bit as I want to write an erotic steampunk novella for an open call. It will be the prequel to a potential three-book series that I am very excited about.
Once Susan’s story is finished it’s back to my sci-fi world and the final book in the Celestial Surrender series. My working title is Tangled Redemption and it is the story of the Spaniard and Sydney. And there may be another sexy Vampire involved;).
I also hope to reintroduce a young woman you first met in Tangled Shadows. She has a mysterious past and a difficult future due to her heritage. If everything works out Edana’s story will be the first book in a new sci-fi series in the same world as the Tangled books. You will meet more inhabitants of this universe and hopefully have some sexy and rip-roaring adventures.
Those are the plans I have so far. Obviously there’s always a danger that I do the “Squirrel”-move (that’s what my writing group calls it when a new and shiny idea drags your attention away). I am also thinking about applying to two new jobs, one which is very close to my dream job (so fingers crossed;) and change my hair.
What are your plans for the new year?
And here is a pretty picture from the Montreal Botanical Garden.