I actually got a halfway decent update on my various writing projects to share with everyone, so let's shove our faces deep into the pile of your fruit pastry of choice and start chomping away at it.
The trunk novel that I dug out of my bin about month or so ago, A Lascivious Limbo, has now found its way back into the bin. I belatedly came to the realization that for the moment, I am unable to reconcile the various plot threads that currently populate the book with each other so that I could properly finish the book. Some day I may take it back out and finish it, but for now, it's taking a very long siesta.
The short story trilogy that I've been having a problem getting restarted has bit the dust. However, do not weep for the death of the trilogy, because after I had given some serious thought about the basic plot of the trilogy (contract hit), I realize that this would function a whole lot better as a novella/novel than as a trilogy. Thus, novel number five was born, which I will install future posts under the tag "novella". I also decided to recycle a previous novella title, thus this fifth novella/novel will be called Blackness In The White Sand.
As for the twin toned complex mini-dynamos that I'd spend all of 2010 writing about both here on the blog and ultimately a polished 149 page manuscript, I e-mailed another query to another e-publisher over the weekend, this time to Carina Press, which is the digital arm of Harlequin Books. According to their guidelines, they don't mind simultaneous submissions and I should expect an answer in 14 to 16 weeks.
Interesting thing about me and the query process: even though I'm getting better at putting the proper components together for a query, it takes me at least two weeks (or in this case, two months) to do the grunt work required in order to have a presentable query.
So that's what's going down with me with my writing this week. Tune in next Wednesday when we'll feature another absoutely-heart-stopping-brain-thumping-just-about-ready-to-break-out-the-Huggies look at what I'd produced for sentences and paragraphs the previous week.
Or....maybe I'll just talk about why being a writer makes you view everyone and everything with a detachment that borders on flippancy.