In one month and ten days, I must turn in The Tainted City to my editor. This week, something I thought would be one chapter multiplied into two, which leaves me with (still!) 5 chapters to go, and not much time to write them. I'm going to need every spare moment to do it - so, for the next month or so, no more Book Rec or Thursday Adventure posts. I might do a few super-short "progress update" posts as I close in on the book's end, mostly for my own benefit. I'll also still occasionally be around on twitter, since it's easy enough to fire off a 140-char tweet as I zoom past the computer in pursuit of my toddler (writing actual story prose in scattered five-second bursts sadly does not work for me). But other than that, I'll be pretty scarce. In the meantime, wish me luck, have a great spring, and I'll see you in late April.
Tainted City Stats:
Current manuscript length: 120,918 words.
Deleted scenes file length: 21,307 words. (Sigh!)
Chapters left to go: 5
Number of times I've used the words "bitter," "sardonic," and "wary": far too many.