2020: Pandemic and Writing

We’re halfway through 2020 and deep into the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy, and for those of you who have lost loved ones, my deepest condolences. These are strange and scary times.

I have been actively writing, jumping back and forth between projects that I have started and stopped countless times. I feel like I’m not really getting anywhere with anything, but that’s not true. I have finished the 13th draft of a upmarket literary novel that I wrote with NaNoWriMo 2016. I will begin submitting to agents again in the next several weeks. I finished THE BONE DANCER, which is the novel I had hoped to self publish at the end of 2019. I hadn’t quite finished it in December, and then when I did finish it early this year, I decided that I wanted to write the second and final book before releasing the first. I’m about 3/4 done with the first draft of the second book and have stalled out on how I want it to end, which is my M.O. Endings are hard. I wanted to have both books finished before publishing to make sure there was strong continuity between the two. Now I’m wondering if I should just release book one? It’s been so long since I’ve published anything… seems like it’s time to get back on the horse.

I have a new idea for another novel—or perhaps a series of shorter novellas—that I hope to start working on soon.

I watch too much TV, but am trying my best to use my quarantine time proactively. So here’s to potentially publishing something during this crazy year.


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