Sorry, it’s been like…three weeks since I’ve blogged? But I did get my newsletter out on time yesterday! You can check it out here!
I give a general life update inside it, but here it is too:
I both did and did not expect to go silent at the end of the year. I had high hopes since November started out so well, but the inevitable happened: the real world just took over. But now I can finally tell you: I moved! Again! Ah!
At the end of October, Husband, the cats, and I left Atlanta. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for quite a long time. The south is hot and swampy and we’re just not cut out for that life. I love the ocean, but the price to be within driving distance of it (barely) is way too high. We stayed for a month with my wonderful brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and niece. It was the first time since I was 10 that I lived in a house with more than one other person, and I have to say it went swimmingly! It was also the holidays and NaNoWriMo, and the cats were pretty strung out the whole time living in the same house with dogs (even though they never actually met), so there were quite a few directions to be pulled in, but overall I didn’t feel totally drained by the end of it, and I knew we were headed to our final destination which ended up being Connecticut.
I’ll eventually blog about the whole thing (probably??), but just know that we’ve finally settled down somewhere and saw snow for the first time in a long time!
My projects are still, mostly, on target. I did totally fail NaNo with 37,095 words total for the month, but Bad Blood (Working Title) is still slated for early to mid 2022, and Blightwood will follow after at a rapid release pace. Oh, and The Willful Inheritor is so close to done, that I can practically taste it (copper and salt, if you were wondering). Finishing Vacancy just might be my Christmas present to myself. And there will be paperbacks soon too. Lovely, holdable, page-flippable, sniffable paperbacks!
I’m diving back in to “bullet journaling” for the coming year, so prepare for some artsy-fartsy word count tracking going forward, and I plan on exploring the Northeast as well. All to be done safely, of course, but with all the pent up desire to explore I’ve been harboring for the last few years. I’m sure this will inspire lots of stories about wintery, seaside towns, lineages of old witchy families, and mysterious, supernatural creatures that live high up in the mountains. I wanna be the Stephen King of (sub)urban fantasy: all my books will be set in Nowhere, New England with a cast of quiet, cold, possibly deadly characters. Except they’ll also be ridiculous and someone will fall in love, so maybe not like King at all.
Stay tuned for an update that will hopefully be right around the corner, and in the meantime, grab the freebies and deals below to keep you warm through the holidays!