What I’m Writing: Who’s Afraid of Amy Sinclair? (Hopefuls #2)
What I’m Reading: Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
What I’m Loving: Toss-up between The Good Place, and the newest season of Doctor Who, both of which are giving me life in these trying times.
“Doesn’t seem to be much I can do about it,” Jane said. “Bryson resigned and, last I checked, this was a free election. [REDACTED] can run if he wants to.”
“And that’s all well and good, but since when did you and your friends ever care about technicalities like whether or not something was legal?”
Jane bristled. “Hey. We’re not criminals.”
“You’re not ‘bad guys’,” Allison said. She literally raised her hands, hooking her fingers for the air quotes. “Last I checked, vigilantism was against the law.”
Writing is finally fun again.
I mean, let’s be real, no matter how much you love something, it’s going to sometimes give you grief. Writing is no different. This book has had something of an identity-crisis for a while, that’s been compounded by expectation and my own insecurities. But I am finally back on track, finally drafting at the kind of speed I should be drafting on. Shout-out to my friend and fellow author Stefani Chaney for helping keep me sane throughout this whole sequel-writing business, ha. (Also, fans of The Private Life of Jane Maxwell should totally check out her book, Midnight: The Opposition for more superhero fun.)
This boost in productivity has also inspired me to make some improvements in the rest of my life, the result of which is that I am kinda on a whole big self-improvement kick right now. I completely rearranged a corner of my living room to make a permanent space for my keyboard so I can get back to learning to play the piano, and I’ve checked out several instructional drawing books from the library to brush up on my art skills. I feel happier and more stable and more confident than I have for a long time, and I plan to ride this high for as long as I possibly can. Hopefully, it carries me all the way through the rest of Who’s Afraid of Amy Sinclair?, but at the very least I will take the progress I’ve already made.
I also have a lot of fun plans brewing, for everything from blog posts and social media content, to upcoming books, to cover reveals, to a few things I cannot really talk about yet. Suffice to say, 2019 is shaping up to be quite the year. Stay tuned!