Taking the day off from writing.
Todd and his girlfriend are home, and that's been a fun visit.
Tomorrow I start working on The Darkness You Fear again. I'm 40K words into the book, and I'd like to get the first draft to about 70K words.
I'm at a point in the book where I need to do some research before I proceed, so I'm going to spend a few days doing that. Then push to finish the book, hopefully by the middle of the month, but definitely by the end of the year.
Try to get it edited in January and off to Books of the Dead in February.
Meanwhile, as soon as I have a cover to The Manic Pixie Dream Girls Murders, I'm going to put it out myself. Followed by I Live Among You and The Last Fedora. Hopefully, followed by Gargoyle Dreams. One every three months.
I'd love to write Not by Water, But by Fire next, but unless the big publisher gives me a contract -- which is extremely unlikely even if he likes my proposal -- I think I want to move on with my life.
I have a publisher who will at least take a look at my next Creature book -- Snaked. So I think I should do that, since there might be a market.
Then I'll turn to Not by Water, But by Fire.
Oh, well. I make these plans and then I suddenly get other ideas, but that's how it looks right now.
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