Monday Musings: Manuscript Homestretch! a.k.a. Almost A Return To Normal

Quick update this Monday before I get back to the hard work of writing!

The third book of Clans of Shadows is reaching completion, at least the manuscript I and J. A. are working on. Then it’s the usual editing and all that jazz, but we should still be able to squeak it out before the end of the month.

What this means is that my writing load is going to lighten some for the next few months. Oh, there’s still books to be written, like Packie’s Problem (the next Redmane Mystery) and the final editing for The Twelfth Labor, but there won’t be the very tight deadlines needed for this collaboration series.

What that really means is that Starving Reviews should be back on the table in November! Let’s hope I get some good books on the plate to come back to!

Until Wednesday, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

Book News: Another manuscript in the can, on with the editing!

I think it was in Frankenstein that Mary Shelley made the connection between the act of creation and the act of childbirth on an emotional level (thanks to Beth for reminding me of this).  Both upraising and draining, gleeful and stressful.  So yeah, I’m tired as hell and riding high on the hog at the same time as I finished off the final chapter of Incorruptible, the last of the initial story arc of The Push Chronicles.  It’s been a wild ride with an emotional finale, but I’m happy to be where I am.

There’s a certain sense of closure and final completion to finish out not just a book, but an entire series (or arc in a series, I don’t think this is the end of stories told in that world).  I’m not sure I can match it up with any other feeling I’ve had in my life.

Of course, there’s still plenty of editing and revision to come.  Still, it remains what it is: an act completed.

Tomorrow, expect either a Starving Review or some more writing articles.  Good luck and good writing!

P.S. If you’re interested, there’s still room for more beta readers in my pack!  Get your hands on all the books of a series for free and get new volumes ahead of time.  It’s your chance to get in elbow-deep in books in the making and leave your mark.  Just send me an e-mail at if you’re interested.