. . . which I can't tell you much about yet.
*frowns* Well, that's no fun.
What CAN I tell you?
-It is a stand-alone.
-It is NOTHING like my last (solo) standalone, (i.e. THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE) in that it is not a straight contemporary, and it will probably (hopefully) make you laugh more than it will make you cry. (I did sniffle a bit writing a scene or two at the end there, but that's just me. I'm emotional about the needs of my characters.)
-It is also nothing like my last (group) standalone (i.e. MY LADY JANE) in that it is not a fantasy, and I am not writing the point of view of a sixteen year old boy.
-It was a blast to write, because I've had this story in my brain for, like, three years now and it was awesome to finally get to write it.
-It was the fastest I've ever written a book.
-It's probably the roughest first draft I've ever produced, which is both exciting and terrifying for me, because, at this point, so much could change.
-The main character is EVIL. I love her so much. I also kind of hate her. She and I have a love-hate thing going.
-It is mainly set in Manhattan, and also a little bit in Malibu, and I listened to Taylor Swift's new album a lot while I was preparing to write it. Like, a lot a lot. Welcome to New York.
-It will (fingers crossed) be out Fall 2016.
These last few days I haven't even really known what to do with myself, because I have been working SO HARD for the last six months and my brain just wants to keepgoingkeepgoinsomuchtodo. I spent a few hours today playing SKYRIM, which, I kid you not, I have not played since May 2012. And the whole time I was playing I felt vaguely guilty, like I was betraying my writer self by letting my video-gamer flag fly for even a little while.
But that's how it goes.
If you need me, I will be over here either a) working on my mad-bow-skillz or b) pacing while waiting for my editor to tell me what she thinks.
Either way, it's always good to be at that place where I've written a NOVEL. It feels like a miracle every single time.