I can’t remember the last time I had an update! Shame on me!
Things have been crazy and hectic. I’m prepping my oldest to start high school (How do I have a high schooler already!) and another to start middle school. We swapped swim teams, and we’re trying to keep up with a myriad of other after school activities along with my own swim schedule. It’s insane some weeks!
Today, we managed to get out in the garden and clean out my planters and pots. A quick trip (and more money than I planned to spend) filled them with flowers, so hopefully, once things fill out a bit, everything will be overflowing with colour. At least I had a brilliant sunny day for it!
I’m also busy prepping for Jane Austen Regency Week. If you’re going on Regency Day, please stop by the Austen Variations table, which will be me this year, for a bag of goodies and to enter a drawing. I’m still hoping to add one or two more little items to the prize, so I don’t have a picture yet of that. I will say that I would love to have the basket. We have contributions from Abigail Reynolds, Maria Grace, and a few Jane Austen goodies I’ve thrown in, as well as two of Jane Odiwe’s amazing note cards. Trust me, you’ll love it!
One or two people out there might be asking “What about your next book?” 😉 Well, I have it written. My plot beta/cold reader has been through it and now the second beta is almost to the half-way point. She is patiently awaiting the next chapters since the holiday has put me a bit behind. I do plan on posting it at AHA and D&L once the betaing is near completion.
I’ve also been talking to an editor to work on this one with me. I sent the first three chapters to her last night, and we’ll see if my fingernails survive the biting until I get them back. 🙂 In the meantime, my brain is going round and round trying to figure out a title (always the worst part!) and a cover. I’m having a dreadful time finding an old portrait I like or a stock photo for that matter. Once the kids are all back in school, I’ll have a bit more time to get that all going 🙂
I hope everyone had a great spring, and you have a great summer as well. I’ll update as soon as I have a cover or a title, or news of a release date.
Oh! And because of Jane Austen Regency Week and my crazy, hectic schedule this month, Ask the Author is taking a break this month. I hope everyone will come back in July, though I don’t have a guest yet.