I managed to get a good bit of writing done today. I added in a critical scene, filled in some backstory, and overall wrote about 2k words. I made great progress, but with the changes I've made, the book is now cross genre and with every page I write it seems to dip more and more into urban fantasy territory.
I'd planned to send this book to a particular place once finished, but now I'm thinking it would do better elsewhere. I have an idea where to send it when I'm finished, but I'll have to see how the story developes before I know for sure. I know people say you shouldn't explore the market for a book you haven't completed, but I will admit I do it anyway. I feel more confident about charging forward if I know what I'm going to do with a project once it's finished.
On to other things... I'm currently reading Karen Chance's Claimed by Shadow. Earlier today I cleaned out my bookshelves, and boxed up some old books that didn't reach re-read status with me. They'll have to find a new place to collect dust. I sealed them up and had Oldest take them out to the storage shed. When I can come up with about three or four more boxes, I plan to cull the rest. Once I get my current TBR stack read down a bit, I'll begin giving them away on the blog - if ya'll don't mind winning previously read books?
Anyway, I cleaned out the main two shelves, put away all the old faves I haven't reread in a year or more. At the back of everything, I'm not sure how this happened, but I found an entire stack of romances that I'd picked up and never read. I moved them to the front, and took down the book on top to read. Claimed by Shadow it is...
Touch the Dark took me a while to get into, but once I did, it turned out to be a worthy read. According to the back blurb, Claimed by Shadow centers around a master vampire putting a geis on Cassandra Palmer - the Pythia, aka the world's chief clairvoyant - to put off any would-be suitors. This one sounds like it will be a bit romancier, and I'm hoping it will be. I lurves romance with my urban fantasy.
That's it for me now. Mini is whining, so we're going out to the sandbox for a while. Hope you all have a pleasant hump day!