Monday Monday

The updates are there are no updates. Head's still spinning from the emotional rollercoaster of last week.  I cried for a full hour at the memorial service and left feeling like I had no bodily fluids left.   Now I'm back home and trying like hell to finish the third draft of Creep before I leave for New York City next week.  (Hey, you never know who might ask to see it at ThrillerFest!)  Plus we have friends from Utah who are coming to stay with us this week.  The incredibly boring summer I anticipated is turning out to be quite full.

I did manage to get three chapters revised while staying at my mom's in Toronto.  My mother is good at leaving me alone – the only time she ever knocked on my bedroom door was to ask if I wanted something to eat.   Aren't moms great?  And with Steve not there to torment me with his constant sports-watching, there were no distractions.

At best, I'll be blogging intermittently over the next couple of weeks.  Book first, blog second, remember?  You want me to finish the damned thing already, dontcha?

But definitely stick with me.  Things will get particularly fun in the fall when I start querying.  I plan to post every rejection I get, no matter how mean or embarrassing.

I'm also looking forward to a six-week hiatus in between the third draft of Creep and the fourth.  My third novel (yes, there's a third) is on hold at 25,000 words and I can't wait to dive back in for a while.  It's a totally different kind of book.  More urban fantasy, less thriller, and therefore, fewer plot restrictions.   Working title: The Magnolia Secret.  Guy moves into an old money neighborhood only to discover his neighbors all share a big, scary secret...

Intrigued?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  It's a work in progress.  Cut me some slack.