Supernatural adventures for girls and women.

[writing] Project List, November 2014

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, vampires, killers, oh my. Status: Second draft complete and with early readers. Working on third draft after some excellent feedback regarding one of the storylines.

2: Monsters & Magic
Young adult supernatural adventures. Flirtatious werewolves and incorporeal monsters. Status: Second draft outlined and in progress. Also retitled, because music is no longer an applicable word.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. It’s a slumber party of supernaturals, see? Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Witches, dude. Always with the witches. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. The world goes BOOM. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

Stand Alones

Love in the Time of Percussion
New adult romance. Marching bands, rock bands, and snarky flirtations. Status: Outline in progress.

Sex, Love & Drums
Young adult contemporary romance. Status: First draft in progress.

Essays

Looking for places to pitch a couple essays, one of which is about WWE Divas, commentators, and the online wrestling community.

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[writing] Project List, September 2014

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, vampires, killers, oh my. Status: Second draft complete and with early readers. Polishing submission package to query agents later this autumn.

2: Monsters & Magic
Young adult supernatural adventures. Flirtatious werewolves and incorporeal monsters. Status: Second draft outlined and in progress. Also retitled, because music is no longer an applicable word.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. It’s a slumber party of supernaturals, see? Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Witches, dude. Always with the witches. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. The world goes BOOM. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

Stand Alones

Love in the Time of Percussion
New adult romance. Marching bands, rock bands, and snarky flirtations. Status: Outline in progress.

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[writing] Project List, August 2014

Not nearly so much progress month to month during the editing stage, is there?

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, vampires, killers, oh my. Status: Second draft complete and with early readers. Polishing query letter and chapter one for Pitch Wars.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Flirtatious werewolves and incorporeal monsters. Status: First draft complete. Realised during rewrite of Talking Dead that the entire book needs to be torn apart and redone. Outlining second draft now.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. It’s a slumber party of supernaturals, see? Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Witches, dude. Always with the witches. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. The world goes BOOM. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

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[writing] Project List, July 2014

A day late, but here’s the monthly project update.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete. Second draft in progress.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

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[writing] Project List, June 2014

Well, that’s a series of first drafts complete. Basically five books in five and a half months. Now for the first round of intense editing on all of them, and then we’ll send to our first readers. We also need to figure out what we’re writing next; pretty sure we’ve settled on a stand-alone book, but we’ll see. There’s still a lot of work to do on this series.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete. Editing, incorporating feedback from first round of first readers.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

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[writing] Project List, May 2014

2014 continues to be an incredibly productive writing year for us. We’re working on the first draft of the last book of our current series, and we’re starting to toss around ideas about what we should write next. (We have a lot of options, we keep files of notes about ideas as they come to us, and then we talk through until we figure out what we want to write next and where certain images or characters or ideas fit. It’s a fun process.)

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete and with first readers. We’re starting to get really helpful feedback.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing, but won’t send to first readers until the series is finished.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing, but won’t send to first readers until the series is finished.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing, but won’t send to first readers until the series is finished.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft in progress.

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[writing] Project List, April 2014

This year has been an excellent writing year so far. We’ve finally settled into a writing process that works well for us both, and we make faster progress because of it. (Generally, our big writing day is Saturday, with a little bit of writing scattered throughout the rest of the week if we can make our schedules line up. One Saturday in April, we did nine chapters. Because we rock.)

You’ll notice this list has been cut down a lot, because we’ve decided 2014 is dedicated to a particular series. Once that’s finished, we’ll revisit what we’re working on next. (Also, at this point, we’ve pretty much given up on writing separately. Our process works too well.)

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete and with first readers. We’re starting to get really helpful feedback.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing, but won’t send to first readers until the series is finished.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: First draft complete. Editing, but won’t send to first readers until the series is finished.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline v2 done. Being outlined with Monster Mash, due to them basically being one long climax to the end of the series. First draft pending completion of Monster Mash’s outline.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline v2 in progress. Being outlined with Wicked Witches, due to them basically being one long climax to the end of the series. First draft pending completion of Wicked Witches’ first draft.

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[writing] Project List, March 2014

ETA: Sarah has an excellent update that talks more about the wedding and the wrestling and the fun we had. Also, some writing frustrations: Update – March 2014.

Despite spending a week together, Sarah and I didn’t manage to write a single word on Monsters & Music, though we did do some excellent brainstorming and world building. However, since we’ve been back, our writing has continued as normal, and we are making good progress.

Also good progress is my daily writing, which is at 73 days in a row. Rock on.

Finally, I have started brainstorming a couple writing projects with another writer friend. It’s a very different process than working with Sarah, but interesting. It’s a very slow process, because I don’t have a lot of time outside of my other responsibilities (including current projects with Sarah, of course), but I love story brainstorming, so that’s fun.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete and with first readers. We’re starting to get really helpful feedback.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft in progress. I’d say we’re approximately halfway done, but the story is shaping up to be very different than the outline, so it’s hard to tell.

3: Forgotten Love
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Monsters & Music.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Forgotten Love.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Wicked Witches.

Nox Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Isolation
Young adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Third draft with second round first readers. Recently have had an epiphany on this series, broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

2: Rage
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Original complete outline and partially complete first draft scrapped. New outline approximately 1/2 way done. On hold.

3-5: Untitled
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

Untitled Vampires Project

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Adult sci fi and supernatural romance. Status: We’re writing the detailed outline and doing some heavy duty world building.

Red Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: Detailed outline done, though it needs to be tweaked based on some changes made at the end. On hold.

Horror High Series

1: Hellhounds at Halftime
Young adult supernatural adventure (with marching band). Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Stand Alones

Fable
(Cowritten with Sarah.)
Young adult supernatural adventure with a twist of meta. Status: Outline to be started when we have spare time. Ha.

Hunter, Hunting, Hunted
Were-mountain lions. Adult paranormal romance. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. First chapters originally published as a short story.

Siblings Saving the World
Adult supernatural adventure. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Werewolves in Love
Adult supernatural romance and mystery. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. Recently realized I was trying to tell the wrong story, have scrapped most of the original detailed outline, and am now world building and outlining.

Dark in my Imagination
(Cowritten with Kira.)
Adult paranormal romance. Status: Brainstorming.

Untitled Haunted House Story
(Cowritten with Kira.)
Adult horror. Status: Brainstorming.

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[writing] Project List, February 2014

Oh yeah, 2014 is definitely a busy year. Of course, February brings some excitement, because Sarah’s getting married next week here in the U.S. It will be the first time we’ve been in the same place since 2005, which is far too long between visits. Good thing we got a lot of work done before she headed out, because we likely won’t get a lot done until March.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete and with first readers.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft in progress.

3: Forgotten Love
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Monsters & Music.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Forgotten Love.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Wicked Witches.

Nox Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Isolation
Young adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Third draft with second round first readers. Recently have had an epiphany on this series, broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

2: Rage
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Original complete outline and partially complete first draft scrapped. New outline approximately 1/2 way done. On hold.

3-5: Untitled
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

Untitled Vampires Project

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Adult sci fi and supernatural romance. Status: We’re writing the detailed outline and doing some heavy duty world building.

Red Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: Detailed outline done, though it needs to be tweaked based on some changes made at the end. On hold.

Horror High Series

1: Hellhounds at Halftime
Young adult supernatural adventure (with marching band). Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Stand Alones

Fable
(Cowritten with Sarah.)
Young adult supernatural adventure with a twist of meta. Status: Outline to be started when we have spare time. Ha.

Hunter, Hunting, Hunted
Were-mountain lions. Adult paranormal romance. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. First chapters originally published as a short story.

Siblings Saving the World
Adult supernatural adventure. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Werewolves in Love
Adult supernatural romance and mystery. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

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[writing] Project List, January 2014

First project list of 2014. It’s going to be a busy year.

Current active projects include:

Nox Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Isolation
Young adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Third draft with second round first readers. Recently have had an epiphany on this series, broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

2: Rage
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Original complete outline and partially complete first draft scrapped. New outline approximately 1/2 way done. On hold.

3-5: Untitled
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

Untitled Vampires Project

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Adult sci fi and supernatural romance. Status: We’re writing the detailed outline and doing some heavy duty world building.

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft in progress.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Talking Dead.

3: Forgotten Love
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Monsters & Music.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Forgotten Love.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Wicked Witches.

Red Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: Detailed outline done, though it needs to be tweaked based on some changes made at the end.

Horror High Series

1: Hellhounds at Halftime
Young adult supernatural adventure (with marching band). Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Stand Alones

Fable
(Cowritten with Sarah.)
Young adult supernatural adventure with a twist of meta. Status: Outline to be started when we have spare time. Ha.

Hunter, Hunting, Hunted
Were-mountain lions. Adult paranormal romance. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. First chapters originally published as a short story.

Siblings Saving the World
Adult supernatural adventure. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

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