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Current projects, June 2013.

This is the June 2013 post. I have used up half the year. I am not okay with this.

To quote myself, being too harried to say something new: "These posts are labeled with the month and year, in case somebody eventually gets the crazy urge to timeline my work cycles (it'll probably be me). Behold the proof that I don't actually sleep; I just whimper and keep writing."

Please note that all books currently in print are off the list, as are those that have been turned in but not yet printed (Parasite, Chimes at Midnight). The cut-tag is here to stay, because no matter what I do, it seems like this list just keeps on getting longer. But that's okay, because at least it means I'm never actively bored. I have horror movies and terrible things from the swamp to keep me company.

Not everything on this list has been sold. I will not discuss the sale status of anything which has not been publicly announced. If you can't remember whether I've announced something, check the relevant tag, or go to my website, at Please do not ask why project X is no longer on the list. I will not answer you.


The Winter Long.
October Daye, book eight. Urban fantasy/fairy tale noir, modern setting, first-person protagonist. I can't say much about this book yet, since you're all a book behind me, but I'm more halfway through the first draft, and I am overjoyed by what I'm getting to do. Status: working hard.

My twelve-episode Amazon serial is finally on the list! Episode #10 has been finished and is in review with the Machete Squad, and I am now working on Episode #11, which isn't actually due until the beginning of September. This sort of working ahead is what renders me capable of sleeping at night. Status: writing, editing, and final proofs, all at once, for different episodes.

Forced Evolutions, book two. Medical science fiction/horror. The sequel to Parasite. I've started the book, which is nice, and I'm working on gaining traction. Status: slow but moving.

Echo, book one. YA science fiction about parallel universes. Sort of Fringe meets The OC. With mathematicians and science, because I'm still me. Status: in outlines, getting ready to write the sample chapters.

Sit, Stay, I Hate You.
Coyote Girls, book two. Young adult horror/paranormal romance, modern setting, first-person protagonist. Having survived the events of Lycanthropy and Other Personal Issues, Clady would really like it if her life would settle down and get, y'know, easy for a little while. Clady is not going to be terribly happy with me, either. Status: officially paused, because at this point I need to go back and end-to-end revise Lycanthropy.

Lycanthropy and Other Personal Issues.
Coyote Girls, book one. Status: prepping for end-to-end revision.

The Nativity of Chance.
High modern fantasy ranging across the country, through the wonderful lands of Oz, and through a lot of explosions. Pythagorean philosophy meets the works of L. Frank Baum, alchemy meets modern technology, and a pair of cuckoos meet their destiny. Status: researching.

Pretty Poison Apples.
The sequel to Nativity of Chance, and that seasonal monarchs book I've been threatening to write forever. Stop looking at me like that. Status: researching.

Silver Slipper Blues.
The Ongoing Trials of Dorothy of Oz, book one. I'm blocking out the structure. I think this is a trilogy. More news to come, status: researching.

There are lots of other books floating around here—some finished and slated to be worked on further, others pending getting started—but these are the ones you're likely to hear the most about, at least currently. I'll update this list from time to time, as things move from "project" to "print" and new things take their places on the workshop floor.
Tags: busy busy busy, current projects, echo, editing, indexing, lycanthropy, nativity of chance, pretty poison apples, silver slipper blues, sit stay i hate you, symbiont, the winter long, writing

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