Working on Sylphline Realm – Royal Blood (Book Two in the series) this week.
Curious where this book is going. I think this could be the last one in this series since I’m nearing the end and wrapping up the details that I wanted to with this storyline, but any writer worth their salt won’t say “ever” in terms of another book in a certain series. Thoughts go to Anne Rice who has done that and then realized that she shouldn’t have. Love her.
One just never knows. It was the fans who built Dark Illusions into a series and I am thrilled over that because that led to a series, which led to an entire Universe of connections. All thanks to readers asking me where such and such went, and they wanted to know what would happen to Kat and Julian after the end of DI: The Beginning. Why us writers love our readers so much. You guys are so important in a writer’s life for that reason. Look at the fandom that brought back The X-Files and the ones who want Firefly to come back. Please, please, please. I’m a huge fan myself. 😀
Didn’t get much sleep so I’m slow this morning. Noticed a weird leak coming through the fan in the bathroom which concerns me since it’s not raining outside. Wondering where the water is coming from, but can’t check it until my mother wakes. (Since I wrote this in the morning, I did go up and check in the afternoon but it seems the water is coming through the fan pipe that leads outside. Odd. I can only figure that the water came in during our last wind storm, otherwise there is no reason for water to be in there.)
Also have mister Cruz who has been throwing up this morning and a cat I’ve been tending to who also is a little under the weather thanks to rats who’ve brought fleas to our yard. She’s developed an allergic reaction. Getting better thankfully.
I don’t know what has been going on with the rat population around here, but they are building burrows in our yard and love to chew through the fence boards to make a thoroughfare into the neighbor’s yards around us. They destroy gardens because of that. I know they are fond of the cherry trees. We have one old one that doesn’t produce as many cherries anymore–thankfully–but the neighbor next door has one that produces so many that they fall all over our yard as well and the rats love to use our yard to hang out and munch on them. Sabrina used to keep the population in control, but since she passed, they’ve been coming back. Frustrating most because they make it hard to grow plants and fleas come with them. Four years we didn’t have one flea and now? Ugh. Hate rats. Bellevue and Seattle have talked about the rats on the news so it’s obviously not just here.
Time to get to edits on Daughter of the Red Planet. About 1/3 of the way into inputting edits from the physical version. Speeding up so I will run over it around the beginning of April, if not the last week of March and then send to Creech Enterprises and get her first thoughts on it. That’s usually the round where she’ll tell me plot issues, no grammar editing, unless something is glaring that she wants me to focus on.
Read a free preview of Blood By Night on this site tomorrow!
Word count I started the day with: 72,024
Worked from 10:50 AM – 11:15 AM. Ended the day at: 73,047.
Goal for this book is around 90K.
Total for the day: 1023 words
Current Book I’m Reading –
A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin