I'm writing again. Thank goodness! The in-desperate-need-of-a-title adventure fantasy is taking shape. I added just a little under 3,000 words today (part of them written Saturday, but not typed up) and plot bunnies are running everywhere! It's nice to be working again, particularly after the last two weeks. Angel's illness and subsequent death knocked me sideways, so that for two weeks now I've done pretty much nothing except read other people's books, mostly rereads--four books in five days last week. Now I can concentrate on things again.
And it's the end of August! I made one sale and Jack of All Trades was released in August, which is pretty good. Oh, and I got the contract back, so I'll announce it officially: Double Dragon will be publishing Weaver's Shroud next year!
I had my notebook out at work today, and I really ought to be more careful what I've written and left lying around. Here's the half-sentence that was staring up at any interested parties this morning from the top of the page: "butt, and even got a tantalizing glimpse of what he carried in front." Yes, gentle reader, that means precisely what it sounds like. But here's another top-of-the-page sentence that I'm pretty sure actually got read by a student a few weeks ago--I saw her poking around in my stuff, and couldn't get the notebook moved in time: "Captivated by the taste, she swallowed and swallowed and swallowed." That doesn't mean anything bad, but it sure sounds naughty.