I used to believe that old adage "time flies when you're having fun" but this year has been boring at best and craptastic at worst for me - depending on the day, and I still can't believe it's half-done. So I guess time waits for no man or woman to get herself together and start moving forward. Good to know.
It's summer of course where many of my readers are but it is winter here in Sydney and I am just not a winter girl. I like my sun shining, my breezes warm and my toes not frozen thanks very much. I'm lucky I don't live in Norway or Wisconsin because I for sure would suffer from seasonal depression and I really feel for those people who have to endure long, dark winters.
Really here in Australia we are very lucky that our climate is so mild. On the other hand where I live half the people don't have decent heating and most of the cafe's are designed as if the temperature was never below about seventy-five degrees or the mid-twenties in celsius so venturing outside can be chilly.
Still this is good writing weather.
I am about to send book 5 in the Upper Crust Series off to the editor. I'm a bit behind but it's coming and Book 6 is rady to go behind it. I also have a Christmas novella ready to be edited and I have a story going in a New Year's multi-author box set so there will be a few new releases from me in the latter part of the year. Oh and I have a Valentine's novella ready to go too.
A few people have said The Upper Crust Series needs a seventh book to tie up all the loose ends so I better get working on that as well.
Meanwhile I have started a new series I'm really excited about and I hope my readers will be too. I'm writing the first two books simultaneously (I do like a challenge) and I'm going to be pitching it to a few traditional publishers and if they're not keen that series will start releasing in 2017.
I always feel like I'm marking time but I guess maybe I'm zig-zagging rather than running on the spot.
And if you do like my Upper Crust Series all the books are on sale now so....pop over to Amazon and grab yourself copies while they're a bargain. Author.to/MoniqueMcDonell