Sorry about that. I had really good intentions of keeping this blog updated at the beginning of the year, but it didn't happen. And honestly, it's probably not going to become a booming hotspot of information and interaction in the near future. Blogs just aren't my thing. If you are really interested in keeping up with me, I would suggest friending me on Facebook or following me on Twitter. And if you want to see what random things make me smile, you should follow me on Tumblr, where I mostly just reblog cool stuff and pictures of Tom Hiddleston. (*Note: My Tumblr contains more cussing than Facebook or Twitter, so if you're young & impressionable or offended by language, be warned.)
But despite my general laziness when it comes to blogging, I'm here now, so why don't we do some updating? First, in case you missed it, a group of authors got together and put together an anthology of short stories to benefit the UtopYA conference held in Nashville. Among those authors are Amy Bartol, Amanda Havard, and ME! My story is very short, but I promise the others in there make it well worth the purchase price. (Click the image below to find it on Amazon.)
Speaking of UtopYA, if you're going there this summer, I will be attending yet again! Unfortunately, this will most likely be the only author appearance I will be doing this summer. After the whirlwind of being gone every weekend last summer (and being sick for months after), I've decided to back off this year. Summers tend to be when all the cool conferences and signings are, but it is also when the library hosts its Summer Reading Program. (I know. Crazy how we'd do that in summer.) All in all, it makes things a little too non-stop for me, so I'm stepping back a little this year. I hope you're not too horribly disappointed.
And finally, the part of the update I hope you're all waiting for…
Part of the reason I've grossly neglected this blog over the past few months is because I've been working on the first draft of Infinite Harmony. Drafting is the absolute hardest thing for me, and normally it goes really slowly with lots of procrastinating, but with this book it's been more like:
I'm excited to say that I've already finished the first draft! Weeks earlier than expected! Yay! I don't know what this will do in terms of release dates (because revisions and editing phases are important and can take a long, long time), but fingers crossed, there is a chance you'll see this sooner than the anticipated end-of-November original release date!
If you're reading this, thanks for sticking around, even during my radio silence. As I start digging deeper into the Infinite Harmony story I'll try to give you some updates (and maybe some story insights), but I'm making no promises. I think we all know how that will probably end.