I really hoped things would feel more under control by today, but ... honestly? Not so much. I want to apologize for being completely disconnected and absent. I really miss reading and commenting on all of your blogs, and hope to get back to it soon.
Update on me: I'm 39k into my current project and plan to have a first draft completed by the end of October (more details to come). Right now, it feels possible but a little bit crazy at the same time, in part because I have two other projects I'm going to be revising between now and then. And also because I've been working twelve hour days and am on-call 24/7, and that won't be going away anytime soon. I'm living in a sort of limbo world, where everything in front of me has narrowed to a fine point, and yet I know I'm missing about 90% of what's going on around me because I'm only focused on the urgent stuff.
So ... I'm not really here. I am, however, guest-blogging over at A Tapestry of Words today. Danya is having an AMAZING month-long event:
She has brought together a diverse array of folks--published authors, psychologists, psychology-savvy book reviewers ... it's really impressive and totally fascinating. I suggest you head on over there to visit, follow her, and visit frequently!
And of course, check out Laura's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post! This month's question is one I came up with: "How do you develop your characters? Do you flesh out the details before (like writing as that character, writing backstory, or filling out a questionnaire about their preferences and history) or invent as you go?" Lydia will be up next week, I'll be posting my own answer in two weeks, and Deb is up at the end of the month.
Miss you guys.