I’m currently hip deep in my novel Hurricane Fever (Tor, 2014). I spent a chunk of January out of action due to a nasty bug that was going around, it took me down for the count, but February has been a much better month to me so far. I’m a little over 40% of the way through a solid first draft and moving quickly still. My spreadsheet tells me I’m still on track to finish it sometime in April.
Getting sick has caused some of the freelance work to eat into writing time as I try to catch back up on backed up projects (and due to a mistake I made in late January that I discovered that had to be fixed). I’m feeling… back on track and approaching caught up. Which is lessening the stress levels.
Hurricane Fever is turning out to be a tremendously fun book to write. It is, in some ways, different in tone from Arctic Rising. And yet the core spirit is the same. We will see how people take it, but it’s been an interesting ride for the first 40%. And now it’s just getting ready to slam the afterburners on, so I’m looking forward to writing the next bits.
This is also why blogging has been light, however. Fiction words come first!