First off, Talli Roland's book launch is today and she's hosting a "If I could be anyone, I'd be..." blogfest. Click here to see who I would want to be and for a link to the other participants. I also reviewed Watching Willow Watts on Surrounded by Books Reviews. You can read the review here.
Also, I interviewed Michelle Davidson Argyle about her novel Monarch. I'm hosting a chance to win an ebook copy, so click here for more information.
As for writing/editing news, I've been working almost exclusively on The Phoenix Prophetess. This second edit's focus lies in fixing the writing. The Phoenix Prophetess was the first novel I ever wrote, so the writing was rough to say the least. In the first edit, I took out backstory and head hopping. This edit, I'm focusing on the writing. Then the third edit, I'll take my CPs' suggestions and focus on getting deep into Yssa's head. I hope by the time the third edit is done, I can do just a quick proofread to check grammar/spelling and tweak some things and it'll be ready to go. I hope to accomplish all of this by October 4th. Wish me luck.
I still have some other things I need to do including synopsis, query letter, and character/place bible for The Phoenix Prophetess as well as a critique assignment for the small publisher I work for, books to read and review, and two and a half short stories to write.
I sometimes think I'm in over my head.
So what's everyone else up to lately?