sorry i haven't been around much.
i'm busy working on the sequel to pale immortal which needs to be completed in a little over two weeks.
structurally it's kind of odd. maybe very odd, but i hope not confusing. i'm too close to the story to tell. 4 main characters. 4 main viewpoints, with many scenes taking place at the same time. then one first-person viewpoint, which might give it a certain ADD choppiness.
i've been exhausted ever since pale immortal came out. i think some of the exhaustion comes from promoting a new book while trying to write another. but i think the biggest energy suck was caused by my expectations. i usually have zero expectations when a book comes out. i think that's how i survive. of course i want it to do well, but i normally accept that it's out of my hands. i've passed the baton. with Pale Immortal i went heavy on the self-promotion -- thus mentally taking on the burden of the book's marketing success or failure. it wore me out and i haven't recovered.
once the current project is done i should have a few weeks off before the revision. ooh, that's a nice carrot.