Tomorrow begins a new month, so this update is a little earlier than usual. So what have I been up to? Oh, just the usual...writing. Let’s see where things stand right now:
Shalia’s Diary: So Shalia finally got her some Nang. Will it last? We are closing in on the grand finale of Storyline 2 this month, and there is serious craziness in store. Earther and Kalquorian alike betray Shalia, leaving her with no idea of who she can trust.
New Year’s Challenges
Start a new book each month:
(January) Clans of Kalquor 8: Alien Caged – I am within a week of completing the first draft of this one. October is still looking good for the release.
(February) Clan Beginnings: Clan, Honor, and Empire – I’m nearly a quarter of the way through this first draft. Rajhir and Flencik’s first date – aww. They are so cute at that age! No release date set.
(March) First Mataras: Michaela – I’m writing a bit here and there. Michaela’s self-acceptance issues have Clan Korkla in a tizzy. No release date set.
(April) Clans of Kalquor 9: Alien Indiscretions –3/4 of the outline is done. Further work on hold.
(May) Clan Beginnings: Clan and Crown – Half of the outline is done. Further work on hold.
(June) Brianna’s Clan - Plotting done. Further work on hold.
(July) Clans of Kalquor 10: Alien Hostage – Plotting done. Further work on hold.
(August) Clan Beginnings: Clan Bacoj (Untitled) – Character sketches and plotting done. Further work on hold.
(September) Clan Companions 1 (Untitled) – Will begin character sketches this week for new series featuring Earther males seduced by Kalquorian men/clans.
I mentioned last month that I would be slowing down the writing pace a bit, and you can see I’ve done that. My comfortable limit seems to be three books at a time, along with writing entries for Shalia’s diary.
The Couch to 5K Running Program:
Well hell. The knee went out again just as I had managed to work up to 2 3/4 miles (4.35 km) in 30 minutes. I don’t foresee being sidelined for very long this time as I did not stubbornly attempt to keep going until I could no longer even walk. In fact, I think I should be able to start up again as early as next week. On a happier note, my weight has dropped a total of 39 pounds now. I have gone from a size 14 down to a sassy size 6! Not bad, huh?
Take care, all!