Been a long time since I've posted anything on my writing. But I hadn't been writing much these past few years, transitions, finding a new rhythm to Life, and all that.
While I debate publishing options (remembering the literal years of hearing back from every major publisher about Margaret's Ark with praises for the story but eventual decline to publish because they didn't know how to market it, what genre it was - so finally decided these types of books might do better through my own publishing efforts... which they have), I've picked back up the next, partially-written (but fully outlined) book in the Plague series, loose as the series is since the books have nothing to do with each other: Plague of Locusts. This one is science fiction, not suspense/horror - though hopefully it is suspenseful. I really, really like the characters in it and it's been fun jumping back into their worlds (three of them, in fact). So far, 26,000 words down. I've been going through the chapters and editing, mostly to train my muse to the voices and the rhythms of the narrative since I've been so long away from this one. Tomorrow I'll be sitting down to write the first new words (aka Chapter 22) added to the manuscript since I first conceived the idea - again, years ago.
On the horror front, I'll be posting on this blog, and FB and Twitter (yea, I really need to use these venues more) some exciting news about the pre-order launch of a new shared-world anthology, called Madhouse. It features my story "My Dearest Gwendolyn" (under my dark twin's pseudonym G. Daniel Gunn) and it's pretty cool. I share the pages with some other awesome writers. More on that to come, very soon.
Here's to more writing news on these pages and, more importantly, the pages of my word processor. :)