Fifteen critiques in so far from Critters on the story I have currently in the queue. Mental note to self: quit asking if readers think a juvenile story is age appropriate. I always get answers across the board and never change the reading level anyway. So far, getting some decent nit-level feedback, one person who didn't know what a "kitsune" was, and one person who has, apparently, no imagination what-so-ever. Odd for a genre fiction wannabe writer. Snort.
Also threw up "In the Voices of Innocents" for next week's queue with an MPC. Already got a couple critiques for that from my Dragon*Con writers group. Plan to send that one in to Ann Crispin to critique for the Advanced Writers Workshop this year. Doh, that reminds me. We had to miss the D*C staff meeting this weekend. We're still good; we caught the last two. But I should fire off a note to our director person.
Currently at 4000 words with a cyberpunk mythos fusion work. Spent Friday evening mulling over a title. Think I've got one: "It's Only Springtime When She's Gone." Got the whole thing outlined and set to finish--which is odd for me since I rarely outline. And I even want to write it so no reluctant muse there. But, unsurprisingly, time to write has not been easy to find.
Debating whether or not I want to bring my laptop to the hospital and try to pound out another thousand words, or if I'll be too distracted to write and I should just bring the "Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" anthology my in-laws gave me for Christmas that I haven't cracked yet.
Ack! They're going to cut open my husband and remove bits of his back! Ack!