Yeah, I know the 'holiday' weekend isn't over yet. I've always been a bit confused about taking a day off to celebrate working, but that's a post for an alternate universe. Anyway, writers don't work like other people, so weekends and holidays are often still work days.
So, of course, I'm working. Not as hard as I have at other times this year, and not as diligently as I should be working, but I am working. Right now, I'm reading through the beginning I already wrote for the next book in the SCIU series - a sort of unattached sequel to Dying Embers. It's called Fertile Ground. And it stars Agent Teri Buchanan - a rape victim assigned to catch a serial rapist. (See a pattern? Pyrophobic agent goes after serial arsonist/murder.) It's a hard book to write and it's one the mainstream would probably toss me out on my ass for, but I think it's one that needs to be written, so I'm writing it. Look for this one to release in maybe May 2016.
To the end of getting this book right, I watched an interesting show about serial rapist/murderer Dusty Rhodes last night. A forensic psychologist interviewed him. It was gratifying to know I'm already on the right track with my own villain.
Also, I sent Bloodflow off to the editor this past week. She already sent me a note saying she dove right in when she was supposed to be doing something else and loves it so far, which is always good. I've been working on the cover copy for that, too. Busy busy. This book will release in November - good lord willin' and the creek don't rise. I'll share the copy later. I read it to Hubs, and he said 'Ooo, good one!', so I got that going for me.
What were you up to over the weekend? What's on the schedule for this week?