Deadlines. Deadlines in both my professional and personal life.
On the personal side I've been in the process of moving. As of yesterday I have officially moved out of my old apartment that I've been in for six years. It was definitely time but a lot of memories collect in six years...in fact a lot of stuff collects in six years. You wouldn't think I could have so many things in such a small place...and yet.
So now that I've packed everything up I just have to...unpack it. I'm getting there, really I am, but it's a process.
On the professional level....well gosh, where do I begin? I am going to be writing more books in the same vein as the Just One Night trilogy for Simon & Schuster. The first novella is due to them on August 1st, the second one is due September 1st, the third one is due October 15th and then I'll have 6 months to write the next full length book (this one will be 350-400 pages, so not a novella).
But wait! There's more. I'm going to be plotting out more Sophie! Both a full length Sophie book and a short holiday Sophie story this month. The short story, which will be published by Amazon as part of a Killer Fiction Holiday Collection, is due to them on October 1st. Not sure about when I'll have the book out.
And there's some Hollywood stuff that I'm working on too. I'll tell you more about that later.
So yeah, I've been kinda busy.
Which is NOT to say that it's been all work and no play. Only a few weeks ago I was at the Critic's Choice Television Awards. I walked the red carpet...
where I met Angela Bassett (who is incredibly cool)...
And then there was that very cool birthday party thrown for/by a friend in Malibu where I met Anson Mount who was in full HELL ON WHEELS old-West-scruffiness...
But as fun as those events were the party that I loved the most, the one that will always live on in my memory, was my son's 14th birthday party. His entire 8th grade class came and it meant SO much to him to have all of them there.
And how cool is it that the place I'm at now has a fire-pit! The party was able to go well into the evening and everybody had a spectacular time. My son was incredibly appreciative and a little overwhelmed by how awesome the whole thing was. I don't think he realized how well liked he is by all of his peers. It was truly fabulous.
So that's it, that's what I was up to during the month of June. I promise to try to be better about writing here...but in-between blogs send me lots of good writing vibes. I have a lot to get done!