I'm listening to Nine Inch Nails basically non-stop while I finish writing Gray Moon Rising. I know they aren't talking about werewolves in "The Hand that Feeds," but it's pretty good werewolf music anyway. ;)
I thought I would be done with the rough draft of Gray Moon Rising by now (like a week ago, actually), but as usual, I'm coming up against the brick wall of my deadline almost finished, which is always so darn frustrating. My laptop went out of commission for several days, so I had to switch to writing on the iPad, and it's much harder. Then I switched from Word to Scrivener for drafting—and you guys were right, this program is the bomb—and the learning curve put me a couple more days behind. Bad timing, I know.
I'm back on track, though, and I do think I'm actually going to hit my deadline for this for once. I think I'll wrap up the rough draft on May 31st, just like I promised myself. It's not ahead of schedule, but it's not behind. I think this is the first time I'll actually be on time! Ever!
Getting close to the end for Rylie and Seth is really hard, though. Finishing a series is another first for me. I've been carrying these characters around in my head and heart since I wrote Six Moon Summer in November 2010, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I don't have any new exploits planned for them. I think the story wraps up well, and in a satisfying way, so I there won't really be any other opportunities for adventure. Once I write THE END, that really will be THE END. It feels so weird.
I'm going to do a cover reveal in a couple days. Maybe as soon as tomorrow or the day after, actually. I have to get in touch with everyone. So you'll all know what it's about very soon. :)
It's going to be nice having a little more time to do new stories, though. I've been wanting to get more steampunk out there so The 19 Dragons has friends. I'd also kind of like to dabble in other genres, but I'm not sure how or where just yet. It would be personally challenging to write a romance novel, so I could try PNR. I might also wrap up some half-completed manuscripts on my hard drive and see how that goes.
But enough of what I think! What do YOU think? What would you all like to see next? More YA? More steampunk? More UF? A romance novel? Throw your squishy opinions at me!
(And don't forget, I'm offering review copies of GMR when it's ready in a couple weeks!)