Status Update: My Current Works in Progress

Greetings, readers!

I have made a few fun posts on Can't Fake Time, and this blog is feeling a little bit neglected by comparison. I might end up switching this over to a different platform than blogger and transforming into something a little more static while I continue to blog with Rachel over yonder. We'll see.

(Is that too much honesty?)

For now, here's a status update:

I'm currently querying:

  • The Guardian Mermaid, a YA fantasy retelling of The Little Mermaid.
    • In a nutshell: In this reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid," sisterhood is more than skin and scales. It is forged from a heartstring, tethered to a sword.
I'm currently (most actively) drafting:

  • Secret of the Stars, a YA sci-fi (or space fantasy, maybe?)
    • In a nutshell: Nix would give anything to be able to build doll-sized AI and make some actual friends who won't judge her for her origins. Once she has those friends, she'll cross wormholes and star systems to save them and one of her fathers from nefarious space pirates.
    • Status: Very First Draft. ~143 pages, ~2/3 through the intended storyline.

Can't Fake Time

After a month of planning and plotting and scheming, my best friend Rachel and I are launching our joint blog: Can't Fake Time.

Here's a snippet explaining the blog:
This blog will be about many things - from traveling the world to a warm bowl of mac'n'cheese on the couch, in yoga pants, watching Netflix. We are writers, teachers, foodies... 
But the core of this blog is truly the friendship that started it all. 
Eighteen years ago. If our friendship were a child, she would be going to college this year. 
As a culture, we don't talk enough about modern friendships between adults. How do you "break up" with a toxic friend? Can you still be friends, if you don't talk for months? Rom Coms and novels feature endless romance stories, of course, but your best friend isn't the sidekick in your love story. Friendship is an adventure wholly independent and worthwhile on its own.
I encourage you to head over there to enjoy posts about travel, cooking, literature, book and movie reviews, teaching, and other such delights.

Under Construction

All summer, I've been planning to create an updated author website. With only a few days left before I officially start setting up my classroom and preparing for students, I decided that today is as good a day as any to do it.

This whole thing is a work in progress, which will be inevitably disrupted by #TeamFolly wanting to play. (#TeamFolly = the combined efforts of my dogs, Fox and Lilly.)

All adorable #TeamFolly disruptions will be shared on their instagram account, Folly Friends.

Edit (7/27): Site Construction on the list:

  • Come up with a witty name or subtitle for the website
  • Debate endlessly about the visual design of the website
  • Continue to get distracted by #TeamFolly