A number of things have been going on lately and they’ve largely conspired to keep me from updating this blog for the past few days. I’m hoping you’ll forgive me, since it’s really an indication that things have been going well in my world. If me saying that doesn’t work, I have cupcakes. No, I’m not above buying forgiveness with fabulous baked goods.
I’ll get to an update about what I’m working on in a minute. First, I’d like to address the reason I titled this post as I have. Because honestly, it’s one of the coolest things I can think of happening at the moment.
I was over on GoodReads yesterday and happened to check on Bound. I don’t do that very often for a number of reasons, but I did this time and I’m glad I did. It turns out that someone (Jenny) had put Bound on a list. For those who don’t know, lists are ways that books can get noticed and they’re usually based around a theme. Readers can vote for those books on the list they think most match the theme (I guess) and the more votes the book gets, the higher it is on the list. I guess that makes it more visible. As you can tell, I am by no means an expert in lists on GoodReads.
Anyway, the theme of this list really touched me, that she thought Bound belonged on this list. It’s called Books You Wish More People Knew About (Part 2). Can you see why I, um, might have teared up a bit? Jenny reviewed Bound (Thank you!), and I knew she liked it, but this… Wow. Talk about making my day. Still. The next day. 🙂 The comment she put about it was really sweet too.
I just wanted to share that, because it’s nice to share the things that make you happy, isn’t it? 🙂
Back to the update I promised earlier in the post about From Heights We Fall. As I said, things have been going well. I’m almost half done the outline (I think but don’t hold me to it) and it’s really coming together. The story’s starting to seriously roll now and all I want to do is sit around and think about it, then write down ALL THE THOUGHTS. Seriously. And it’s twisting, surprising me in places. I suspect there will be some stuff I have to layer into the outline before I can get writing it, but that’s okay. At the rate I’ve been going, I should have time to do that before we get to July 1st, when writing shall commence.
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to begin writing FHWF, but at the same time, I’m looking at the next couple months and some days, I feel a bit overwhelmed. I’m doing whatever they call that point after juggling. It’s more than juggling, given the number of balls in the air and how many things that might start bleeding into each other. I’ll just have to keep everything moving and hope nothing gets dropped. I’ll manage. Somehow. 😉
Now, back to outlining. This thing isn’t going to write itself after all.