Hi! Yes, I'm a day late. Yesterday was too busy, and today and tomorrow look like more of the same. (Except for this hour right now, where I'm typing this quick update, this hour I can do my post.)
Personal update: sick kids, sick me, hubby's working 12 hour night shifts for six days a week, mental health is spiraling but my therapist is back from holidays and helping a bunch, and things generally feel overwhelming. So... regular September? Lol :)
Writing update Number 1: I'm working away on my big manuscript and WOW is it ever a story I love. The overhaul of book one left me short on words for the genre, but opened up a chance to add in all the little bits that will lay foundations for books two and three without over-filling the word count. It's just all a big bunch of great in that manuscript right now.
Writing update Number 2: I submitted to PitchWars this past week! Not with the big manuscript, because now that I'm revising that one it's not query ready anymore. I submitted with the space opera novella I wrote this summer. (The one that was supposed to be a short story and then got out of control? That one.) The cool part is that if the space opera gets selected, I'll get to work deeper with it and share it with you as a traditionally published book. The other cool part is that if the space opera doesn't get selected, I'll get to post it up as a serial in my blog and then share it with you as an indie published book. There was no down side for submitting. Good luck to everyone who sent in their books! There were over 3500 submissions, and I can't wait to see which books will be out for query next year!
No short story today, I'll be starting my Halloween short next week on October 4th. You can see the teaser for it over on my Short Stories page.
That's all I've got this week. Hope you have a great weekend!
Why are Authors crazy? I can't answer that, but I can provide bits of my own thoughts so that you can piece together why I may be.