Editing on vampire #3 is plodding along at the usual pace. This particular stage of creation always drags on, but it can't be rushed, and it's always worth it in the end. It's surprising how much I miss, when I'm tired, or I'm simply fed up of reading and re-reading the bloody thing. Which is why there has to be another edit after this one, on paper (a different perspective), followed by a final once-over before it goes out. So, yeah. Aaaarghhhh.... etc etc.
Further confounding my concentration, I attended WonderCon a couple of weeks ago, and returned home with a ton of ideas. (A ton!!) Ideas that are shouting and screaming inside my head, holding me to ransom. Ideas that will have to sit down and shut up until I get this book done. It has to be one thing at a time. It's the only way I can get a big creative project to the finish line.
However! I will be getting out of the house this weekend and, along with my fellow Horror Writers Association members, will be attending the LA Times Festival of Books at the USC campus. Come say hello! We don't bite! (Well, not much.) I'll also have a few copies of Carousel and The Only Red Is Blood for sale, and if you like vampires, I have promo, and bling (a button, no less!).