Supernatural adventures for girls and women.

[writing] Project List, November 2016

November is on track to be my worst writing month of the year. None of my anger or fear is new, because I am constantly worried about my beloved friends and family who face racism, homophobia, ableism, sexism, transphobia — but it is particularly terrible right now, and it is hard to focus when I alternate between rage and terror, for my beloveds, for myself.

My current writing playlist was already full of angry music, but it is so, so necessary right now.

Current active projects:

UK Horror Project
(cowritten with Sarah)

1. Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, monsters, and killers, oh my. Status: Fifth draft in progress, plus a fun side project that will be released as a companion piece once this is published. (We hope we’ll reach the day this is published.) Progress has slowed a lot; sometimes we don’t even get an entire chapter done in a session. Having so much down time between writing sessions is hard. This month in particular; we don’t have a single writing session scheduled, due to how many things happen on weekends in November for both of us.

2. Halloween Horror
Young adult supernatural adventure. Flirtatious werewolves and incorporeal monsters. Tam needs the supernatural world to shut up a second so she can get laid. Status: Second draft outline in progress. More fallout from the big series breakdown. Monsters & Magic used to be #2, and then it was rolled into #1, and now a very different story has been pulled out of #1 and made into #2 again. *hands*

3. Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventure. It’s a slumber party of supernaturals, see? Status: First draft complete. Second draft on hold until Halloween Horror draft 2 complete.

4. Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventure. Witches, dude, always with the witches. And the world goes BOOM. Status: First draft complete. Second draft on hold until Supernatural Slumber Party draft 2 complete. Second draft combines Wicked Witches and Monster Mash into one book.

Stand Alone Books:

1. Monsters in the Trees
Young adult horror. Friends, makeouts, and monsters in an isolated cabin. Status: Draft one on hold. Need to revisit the outline.

2. Winter Cabin
New adult or adult paranormal romance. There are monsters in those snow-filled trees. Status: Draft two complete. Edit in progress. Still need to figure out where in my writing schedule to edit.

3. Monsters and Music
Young adult horror. Ghosts and werewolves, oh my. (witches and dead people and haunted things, too.) Status: Draft two on hold. Had an epiphany about the main romantic relationship, which I think will help structure the story.

4. Frozen World Fantasy
Adult fantasy. Brainstorming and talking to JBJ, another fantasy author, about how to write a fantasy novel. Doing some research on the writing side, working through world building before I start outlining.

5. Marching Rock Band
New adult or adult contemporary romance. Drumlines and rock bands and romance. Status: Draft one in progress. It is particularly difficult to finish this one right now, because writing a contemporary story feels a little like writing torture porn at the moment, but I’m so close to the end that I am going to knock this draft out before I go back to my beloved supernatural stories.

6. Siblings Saving the World
New adult or adult supernatural adventure. There are monsters in the world — and sometimes we become them. Brainstorming this one, because I figured out some big changes. Pretty sure I’ll start this one next month.

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[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, November 2013

Around the middle of each month, I try to do a writing status update. Now that my cowriter, Sarah, and I have decided it is high time to start blogging again, I’m going to start doing them here.

My current active projects include:

Nox Series

(This series is cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Isolation
Young adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Third draft with second round first readers, polishing edit in progress. Looking to submit to agents by the end of the year.

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.

Untitled Vampires Project

(This series is cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Adult sci fi and supernatural romance. Status: We’re writing the detailed outline.

UK Horror Series

(This series is cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of the series outline.

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

3: Forgotten Love
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline in progress.

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.

Hunter, Hunting, Hunted

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

Horror High Series

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

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