Update time! I've had a good week as far as word count goes, hitting over 4,000 this week. I have numerous Twitter sprints to thank for this. If any of you ROW80 peeps ever want to sprint and you're around at about 9 am Central, or sometimes in the afternoons, give me a holla. I can't tell you the difference these 1k/1hr sprints have done for my word count.
I've made really good progress with the second Chronicles book, Shadowed Ground, and written another installment of the serialized Daughter of Glass. Saw the cover for the first part of Daughter of Glass and was totally blown away. The story deals with emotions so strong they manifest as actual beings, and so CQ had the idea of doing a different illustration for each emotional avatar. The one for Anger is really cool- lots of red and metal. I love the artist and hope I get to keep her for the other covers.
Other things in the writing world: I was on the radio this week, courtesy of the IBC's weekly radio show. Amber Scott and Rachel Thompson played hosts, while Kelli McCracken, Gayle Ann Williams and I fielded questions about everything from trends in publishing to our favorite writing music. It turns out Kelli McCracken also plays the same song on a loop when she's really into a scene! I thought I was alone!
Lots and lots of editing. I love doing this, because I'm getting to meet some neat new authors and read books outside my normal genre. This has had such an impact on me, in fact, that I'm trolling outside my usual YA horizon for SF thrillers and more adult-ish PNR. So yeah, it's a good, if demanding, role.