Here's where I am right now.
After the massive edit/rewrite, I am putting it aside for at least a month. I need to look at it with fresh eyes before the next round. I already have some parts of the plot that still need to be reworked. Don't worry. Steopa's story will be out by the end of the year. Aiming for October.
Never Got Paid:
My Minstrel story is still making the rounds of rejection. Planning on running another round of editing on that once Patriarch is out of the way.
Yup, I did it. I am writing a story about trolls. The best part has been the research. Unfortunately, if you just put Troll in the search bar you get either "Internet trolls" or "WOW trolls". Which is a bit sad. I did finally find some great sites on the original myths and folktales about trolls (pre-Tolkien). It's been fun coming up with their culture.
And an announcement:
TADA! In April, Fledgling will be a year old. I will be running a contest. So far two of the prizes are an Amazon gift card and an original drawing from Matt Miniatt. The third, and I think the best prize, has not been secured yet. I will announce that and the contest rules on April Fools Day. But the contest is not a joke. I am running it through all of April.
So that's where I am. Next week I hope to have a post about characters up!