Happy New Year! I’ve been continuing along with my writing projects as we start into 2023. I wrote the last (final written, not final in order!) chapter of Thorns 1, and am doing my final-final-I-really-mean-it pass through. I printed it to read out loud to my husband, and am jotting the stray notes as I go. It’s almost entirely things like fixing a repeated word or cutting an unnecessary sentence, so this really is very close to done now!
Meanwhile, I’m also revising Thorns 2, which was originally written way back for NaNoWriMo 2019 (!) I’m keeping most of what I have but adding in a few chapters in the first third, and I may do some more substantive changes to the end, which I think needed a little more excitement. Right now I’m building in some threads in the first part that should add some extra danger and tension…but I don’t want to be too specific because, you know – spoilers!
Revision is going a little slowly but it’s moving along so I’m feeling good about that. Maybe I’ll finally get this published four years after I originally wrote it!
So nothing too monumental to report – just rolling along with the current projects. But hopefully I’ll have some bigger announcements (like publishing dates!) coming soon.