It’s been a really busy year so far and I’ve been totally neglecting the blog! Thought I’d do an update post.
First off, I’ve mentioned before that I was working on a secret project in recent months. Well, I can talk publicly about it now — mostly because I finished the manuscript on Monday. I have been working on VAMPIRE ACADEMY: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE since the beginning of the year. I was already a fan of Richelle Mead’s series (which I told her frequently) and the universe aligned perfectly to make it possible for me to be a part of this great project — which was a whole lot of work, but totally worth it! Anyway, my part in this was summarizing the plots of the books in the series, writing all about the characters, relationships, picking out great quotes, and lots of other fun stuff I hope fans of the series will enjoy picking up and reading when the Guide comes out later this year on November 15th.
Here’s the cover:
So there you go! Can’t wait till it comes out!
I can now get back to work (full-time, anyway) on my own young adult novel, DARK KISS, which is due May 1st. I sent the 200 pages I have done on it to my beta-reader and she loves what I have so far — I sure hope my editor agrees when it’s all done!
When I’m done that I need to immediately roll into my first Sarah Dearly mystery novel, BLOOD BATH & BEYOND. It’s due July 1st! The chance to write from Sarah’s POV again is going to feel like coming home — I already know it will because I already have 90 pages done on it. So much fun, I can’t wait till it’s out, plus I love having an affirmative answer to the “Will there be more Sarah books?” question.
So I’m pretty busy…AND YET I’m still getting in my TV time. Priorities, people. Favorite shows right now: American Idol (go Casey!), America’s Next Top Model (guilty pleasure), Supernatural (fingers crossed for season seven — it’s a possibility!), and I have every episode from this season’s Vampire Diaries on my DVR but I haven’t watched ANY of them yet. I’ve delayed my Damon Salvatore gratification for a later date!