Line edits are done on Stand in Need of Comfort. I'm not sure when that will release, but keep an eye on the MLR site for it. I'll, of course, keep you informed of any new information as well.
I've started a new series! I don't like to announce stuff like this in advance, because I often fully outline a book and start the writing only to find it isn't working. It would be unfair to my readers to push through such a project just to get another book out. I only want the best experience for you all.
This one is different. I'm really excited about it. The writing is flowing with ease, which is how I know it's working. The series is going to take place in a fictional, small Connecticut town. Since I live in one of these towns, I feel uniquely qualified to write about it. It will have all the fun (quirky characters) and drama (gossip) that comes from it. Think <em>Gilmore Girls</em> with a gay main character.
I'm temporarily calling the town Merlin's Grove. I really like it. My dog's name is Merlin. But if that appears on the cover anywhere, I'm afraid it will give mixed genre signals. People might think it is a small town, magic based story, so I'm keeping an open mind.
More news in the coming weeks about progress on it.
What I'm Reading:
I've started Paul Russel's The Coming Storm, and it is really good. The writing is beautiful, and the characters are deep, emotionally complicated people. I haven't read something with this much subtlety and attention to detail in a while.
I also got Dune Road by Jane Green. I haven't started it yet, but I got it to see how other people have handled the "Connecticut romance" genre. I'll post more about it next week.