I feel like a load has been lifted and I am back on schedule with all my writing commitments and deadlines. Of course, I say that now, but that's how I feel today.
I finally finished up one of the short stories I had to submit, cranking out over 1,462 words the last few days this week in order to finish, and I'll find out in a week or so whether or not it was accepted into the anthology. Even if it doesn't get chosen, I'm so proud of this particular piece that I'll probably post it up somewhere if it's not.
PARADIGM is now on the front burner so to speak and I finally feel better about responding to you wonderful readers asking when it's going to be out. I REALLY am shooting for late August, but again, don't quote me on that. I really want to do this right and not rush, but it won't stop me from working hard to finish it up soon (i.e. no procrastinating)! I worked on some scenes today and it's finally starting to come together.
Looking at my cool new calendar (see post before this), I realized that school starts back up in 3 weeks! I always look forward to the beginning of each semester and meeting all my new students. Of course, this means I have to get as much writing done as possible before I start working on lectures.
By the way, if you don't know who The Indelibles are, you should. They are a group of some amazing YA authors and I'm featured in their Indie Spotlight for their newsletter this month! I am a HUGE fan of many of the writers in this group (Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Sarra Cannon, Karly Kirkpatrick, Addison Moore, Susan Kaye Quinn...the list goes on) and I'm honored they asked to interview me. If you want to check out the interview, make sure to sign up for their newsletter!
And before I sign off, the fab Red Tash did a little redesign on her short story, The Wizard Takes a Holiday, and included one of my shorts, as well as one by Ash Krafton. If you like quirky horror shorts, you can pick it up for FREE on Amazon (and other online ebook retailers). I'm totally looking forward to reading The Wizard Takes a Fitness Class!
Have a great week and I hope to have more updates on book 3 on Sunday!
UPDATE: In order to get PARADIGM finished on schedule, I decided to participate in CampNaNoWriMo! I got my duffle bag packed with lots of s'mores and Dt. Coke! I wonder if they have 'free time'??