Ketchup Post.

Sometimes, you just need to take a moment to catch up.

You see, I’ve had a lot going on, which is why post have been infrequent at best. Work has just exploded to the point where I’ve been charged with taking care of the two top management positions of a struggling store, I’ve got to fit in time with the boyfriend, AND I’ve been trying to focus on more of my actual writing than all the social networking and platform building stuff. Add all this to the fact that I don’t really have a computer and only have access when I borrow my roommate’s while I have a rare day off when she’s at work…I don’t get around to post much these days.

Nor do I get the chance to go around and check up on how everyone else out there is doing, what they’re working on, what they’ve been obsessing over, etc, etc, etc. So I’d like to make today’s post a catch-up post. Tell me: what’s been going on? Any good projects? Contests? What new books or authors or shows or movies have you been getting into? What’s been happening that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it; I miss connecting with everyone so much.

And what have I got currently on my plate?

–Waiting for submissions to World Unknown Review, for starters. True, I haven’t been very good at advertising the literary journal, so the first attempt might be a bust, but October is still a few months away…

–Typing up the latest Serpent in a Cage draft. I’ve filled up one notebook, so I’m already starting to transcribe part of SiaC while finishing writing the ending. I’m approximately halfway through; here’s to hoping that, when I finally get this version typed, I stick with it and it doesn’t go changing itself again.

–I’ve finished the draft of another fairy tale in the vein of “Just Right,” this one the Snow White tale, and I’m working on developing more so I can start cobbling together that book. So we’ve got Goldilocks and Snow White, I’m working on Rumplestilkskin now, and who knows which I’ll tackle next. I’m open to suggestions for favorites.

–“Soulless” has been plodding along despite the fact that I’ve lost my vision for this book. Instead of setting it aside, though, I’m resolving to finish the draft. Far too often, when I lose vision for a story, I stop and put it aside, but I’m going to see if finishing it and returning to a finished product later isn’t more beneficial.

–Several books have been coming alongside these ones, too, once that continue to push forward toward conclusion. My Western with dragons is getting a lot of interest from people I’ve talked to about it, and I love the way my haunted house story is coming along. I started up a short story that’s turning into a story about magic that’s a loose parody of Harry Potter, and the prequels to the Serpent in a Cage era is really making me fall back in love with the world of Aryneth. I’ve dedicated myself to writing more, and I’m loving every second of it.

–I’ve finally ordered a new laptop. It’s just a little Chromebook that I’ll mostly use for writing and Fandom High, but I imagine it will allow me to update and visit fellow writers more often.

So there you have it. Finally, a catch-up post! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some writing to keep doing. Keep me posted! What have I been missing out here in the great Blogosphere?

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