Okay, you probably didn’t really notice I’d gone, what with the whole lack-of-blogging-thing becoming something of a habit. However. I am going to try to get back to more regular posts, even if they’re short ones. Or, you know, boring This-Is-What-I-Did-Today sort of posts.
I have a longer blog post about vampires and why I love them so much in the works, but I’m not sure when I’ll actually finish that. *makes a note to get on that ASAP*
Finally handed in The Stone Demon rewrite last week, and I’m already getting some feedback from Editor B. Thankfully, it seems we can work with this version and I didn’t mess it up quite as badly as I feared. Phew! I’m still pretty exhausted, but at the same time I found the love for the book which was such a relief. I think I was so terrified of ending a trilogy – and how to actually go about doing that – that I froze for a while and then wrote all the wrong things. At least amid all that angst and flailing around I found the right story, so now it’s just a matter of getting it fleshed out and polished during the next round of revisions/edits. Hopefully I’ll finish that before I leave for BEA.
In the meantime, I’m working on a middle-grade (MG) proposal for my agent, alongside the second Moth book – which doesn’t have a title yet! I hate writing something that doesn’t have a title… I need to figure one out, fast. Beautiful Ghosts was the original name I came up with for Book 1 of course, but everyone at Random House UK liked Falling to Ash better – and it fitted better, too, in the end – so that’s what we went with. I could use Beautiful Ghosts for the second novel, but I’m not sure it really fits that one, either.
Well, there’s time yet. It just feel strange to me, working on something called ‘Moth #2’…