Update that is. Not the other kind.
If you've been following along on FB or Twitter, you might already know some of this, and for that, I apologize, but in the interest of keeping everybody abreast of my most interesting and exciting life, here goes...
I finished the rewrite of Djinnocide. It topped the scales at 124K - which means I have about 20 or so K to slice and dice out of it.
In the course of chopping, I was slapped upside the head by Insight (that big bully) and ending up changing a crucial plot point, which means I have to change all subsequent references to said plot point. Some scenes are complying easily. Others are being turds. The worst of the lot so far growled at me Sunday, sunk it's hobnailed feet into the mud and refused to be changed.
It kicked my ass all day Sunday. Sunday night, I kicked it back.
Right now, I'm on pg 93 and at around 119K words. Since the Harper Voyager window opened yesterday, the countdown clock is ticking. I have less than 2 weeks to finish chopping, do some polishing, check for typos, and submit. I have committed myself to doing this.
In other news, I've unintentionally suspended querying. I'm just too busy. Once I get past this submission window, I'll start it back up again. And no, I don't have any news on that front. Wish I did, but them's the breaks.
On the real life front, I've been dealing with some personal stuff interfering with my writing stuff. Nothing major and nothing horrible - just distracting. Everything should be mostly cleared up now, though, so the only thing stopping me from working is me.
Okay, so that wasn't as quickie as I thought it would be. What's up in your worlds these days?