Saturday, June 23, 2012

Let's Do the Time Warp

Wow, it's been a month since my last post. I've been busy with lots of stuff. At the day job I switched from prn (working on an 'as needed' basis for those not in the know when it comes to medical jargon) to a salaried position. This means I have steady income (yay) and my own case load of patients (double yay) and a predictable schedule (triple venti yay). The downside, as always, is the increase in paperwork. Boo!

I finished an extremely rough draft of a YA urban fantasy novel. It's a short one, coming in at roughly 50K, but I tend to leave out a lot of details the first time through. I also need to flesh out a couple of subplots. By the time I'm done, it'll probably be closer to 70K. I really prefer revising and rewriting to that initial draft. First drafts are such ugly pieces of dog crud (at least mine are). I like making them shiny and weaving in theme and symbolism and all that cool stuff on the second and third (and sometimes fourth and fifth) pass.

Speaking of revisions, I'm working on revisions for my forthcoming novel Shards of History. I still get little thrills when reading it. That's got to be a good sign, right? I can't wait for it to make its way into the world. I hope readers enjoy the heck out of it.

And as always, my 2 year old keeps me busy, busy, busy. I'm thankful every day for the caffeine that keeps me going.