Week in Review, 6/1 – 6/8

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Last week was a busy one! I feel like I’m getting my feet back under me after the release of Strife. Book releases are emotional for me. I’m excited, nervous, relieved, and just generally happy. I get knocked off of my routine a little, but the past week, I’ve been getting back to normal.

Writing

I’ve finally got my plot tangles sorted out for Nether, which is a huge relief. This is the third version of the outline, and I finally feel like I’ve got it right. I’ve been back to work on it, in fits and starts, and it feels right. Now, to just get it written! 🙂

Heph’s book hasn’t been progressing much, but I’m not overly worried about that. I worked on Shanti’s book when I felt like it, and that worked out pretty well. The first installment is ready to come out on Friday, and I have no doubt that as I get into flow with writing Nether, the same will happen with Heph’s book.

I’ve also started a new, not Hidden-related project. Right now, I’m just having fun with it, and we’ll see if it turns into anything.

Reading

I am on a Nora Roberts kick lately. Mostly, I’m in awe of her. The woman has written over 200 books, and her knack for describing people and settings is amazing. I started out reading Dark Witch, which is the first book in her Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy (and I loved it — definitely recommended!) and then I followed it up with her “Night” series, all of which are also really good. I don’t read a lot of romantic suspense, but I should. It’s a nice change of pace, even if it does feel weird to be reading something without sexy shifters or demons in it. 🙂

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Other than that, I’ve just been enjoying the warm weather and time with my family. It’s looking like we’ll have a good gardening year (sometimes, you can just tell.) I have daisies, salvia, catmint, irises, and poppies blooming now, and the vegetable and herb garden are starting to produce as well.

We went to a Detroit Tigers game on Thursday, and that was a lot of fun, even if Toronto did end up winning.

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This week, I’m looking forward to lots of writing and getting myself back on track with a few things. I hope you all have a great week!

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