Meanwhile, in Milligan Creek . . .
My big plan was to take April 15 to May 15 off my other work (editing other people's books) to see if I could bang out the first draft of Quiet On Set, book 6 in the Milligan Creek Series. Unfortunately, my editing work dragged on until April 26. Then I had some finishing up to do on Pumpkins, book 1 in the Uncanny Icons Series. So, by the time I finally settled down to work on the new Milligan Creek book, I was almost two weeks into my planned month off. However, since then I've made good progress, and I'm nearly 20,000 words into the book. After the seriousness of Pumpkins, it's fun to be back in a world where each character is zanier than the next. It's also fun to be writing about moviemaking, which is my "other" other career. In addition, I managed to extend my "time off" until May 20. At this point, there's no way I'll be able to complete the draft, but I should be well over half finished, which will put me in good shape to release the novel this fall.
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