I've not been around much for November, because there have been some rather dramatic changes going on in the background. Early in November, my literary agent Weronika Janczuk and I amicably parted ways. Her life-path is taking her down a different route, and I wish her all the success in the world. I will always be grateful to her for her advice and input and also for helping me kick off my career as a writer. She made my first two years as an author a very positive experience.
However, even as Weronika moves on, so must I.
I am very pleased and excited (I mean bouncy-happy-excited if you can imagine such a thing) to announce that I am now represented by Marlene Stringer of The Stringer Literary Agency. I have long admired Marlene and enjoyed the works of the authors that she represents (Alex Bledsoe, Erica Hayes, Liane Merciel, Jennifer Blom, Medeia Sharif to name a few), so I am exceptionally happy--and quite proud, to be honest--to be featured in her line-up of clients.
While November was hectic and somewhat nerve-wracking at times, everything turned out very well, and a few people have been asking me: what's next?
This is where I clean up and work on odds and ends such as synopses for new novels. I'm also working up the first three chapters to Dolorosa (Miserere's sequel), and In Midnight's Silence (the tentative title to Garden's sequel). Right now Midnight is speaking to me the loudest, so that is where I am concentrating my energy. Nothing is set in stone at this point.
I've done some research into La Santa Muerte for a short-story idea that I'd like to write. I intend to share a little of that information in a blog post later on. You can also watch for Random Notes, a new series of posts that will highlight source material from my research. I'll post those tidbits as I come across them. I am also making a dedicated effort to blog in a more timely fashion.
No. Really. I am.
And that is where I have been and what I have been up to ... what about you? Share your news in the comments and tell me what you've been up to in the feral month of November.