Hullo, doves! I'm writing to you on this, the first day of school! My daughter started 4th grade today and I'm still trying to figure that out! I understand that this means I have the house to myself again and that's awesome, right? So what did I do this morning? Plucked my eyebrows and binge-watched British tele on YouTube. Fucking glamorous! But this means I have more time to write, tweet and keep tabs with you delightful people.
The summer has been good. I'll be getting the next round of edits for UNVEILED any day now. I've spoken with Nathalia Suellen, the glorious artist who will be doing the cover art for UNVEILED, and I'm very excited to see what she comes up with. Reviews for TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE BAKER STREETS are coming in and so far everyone has glorious things to say about not just the anthology but also my story in it: "A Scandal in Hobohemia".
The next few months are going to be exciting with BAKER STREETS and UNVEILED launching into the world. On top of that, I'm working on a new project. This one is a departure from my usual urban fantasy or carniepunk joy, and yet, it is still totally ME. Speculative fiction/alternate history. I've been doing research and development work on it for the past three weeks and have more than 30 pages of notes AND a cork board full of post-its. My research has had me looking into the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, NASA and Snow White. I'm not ready to reveal all the details about it, this new project has obsessed me. My husband is a tolerant, wonderful man. Anyway, I've put together a loose synopsis of the project and am just about ready to "break ground" and open up the word file. I'm hoping that between this and all the other projects on the table, I'll have a complete rough draft by Christmas.
Also hoping to have some good news for you on a few different fronts soon. So, stay tuned.
OH! I saw Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend. SO GOOD!!! See it in the theater if you can. It's so worth it. I might to do a full on review sometime soon, but I don't know that I want to. Honestly, GoTG was the epitome of what going to the movies is supposed to be. Funny writing, convincing and engaging characters, glorious cinematics and more than a few badass moments. Oh, and the soundtrack/score are phenomenal. SEE IT! As an aside, I want Gamora's hair. My daughter's clear favorite was Groot. She's been going around saying, "I am Groot."
Alright, this is enough for today. I've got to get back to work on the WiP.
Thank you for hanging around, guys. More soon.