Clans of Kalquor 7: Alien Refuge – We are two weeks away from release! I am getting back the edits and am working hard on corrections (guess who forgot to run her spellchecker? Sorry, Bruce!). March 15 is nearly here.
Clan Beginnings: Clan and Conviction – I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the first draft. One more day’s writing should have that part done. Even my stubborn Krijero could hold out only for so long. I am now hoping for a May release, if all goes well.
Nuns of Europa: Sister Katherine – Outlining is done, first draft started. Look for this one in the summer.
To Protect and Service: Ravenous Virtue – Over halfway through the first draft. The first of the trilogy inches along, but it is coming nicely. Some things you simply don’t rush.
New Year’s Challenges
Start a new book each month:
(January) Clans of Kalquor 8: Alien Caged – I’m about halfway through the outline. Older heroine and an older clan facing new dangers to the Empire ... this one is a challenge but an interesting one.
(February) Clan Beginnings: Clan and Commitment –Finished with the plotting of Clan Rajhir’s story. Could it be that Rajhir accidentally clanned Breft? Maybe! I’ll know more as I outline.
(March) First Mataras: Michaela – Started in-depth character sketches yesterday for this one. Intersex Michaela Blake is courted and won by Clan Korkla in the face of danger. I’m not sure how far this will extend beyond the events of Alien Rule. My muse isn’t telling me yet.
The Couch to 5K Running Program:
Holy smokes. When I started this, I was positive I would never see it through. I did miss out this past week having been brutally sick in bed with a vicious sinus infection. However, I can now run for 25 minutes at a time for almost 2 miles. I have lost 17 pounds in the process, which isn’t hurting my feelings one bit. I no longer want any of you to do me the favor of killing me if you happen to see me jogging...that alone is a miracle. Thanks to those of you who sent encouragement. I’m told I am now officially a runner. Who would have thought?
Take care, all!