Not much blog action these days, it's true, but that's because I'm writing furiously to try to keep on top of all of my projects. I worked so hard on new books last year that I thought I might take it a little easier this year, but that's not to be.
It's all good, though, since this is because the Starship Blackbeard series is off to a good start. I'm only one step ahead of my readers, working at the moment on the second draft of book #3 of the series, Dreadnought. The books where you have all the time in the world come when nobody is much paying attention. I've been there, and it's not too much fun. I'll take anxious readers any day.
I've also been writing this series around other projects. Most notably, I'm about to publish the final book of The Dark Citadel series, War of Wizards, and I'm really happy how this turned out. As a reader, there have been times when it seemed like the writer got bored of the series and mailed in the last book(s), and I never want to do that. I'm still really close to the book, so it's hard to say for sure, but I think this is my favorite book of the series, and I like how it turned out enough that I'd really like to write another trilogy set in the same world. I just need to sell a few more books of the existing series so I can justify it financially.
Also, I've got two historicals scheduled to come out with Lake Union this year, and I had so much fun writing these that I've been turning over another idea for a historical that I'm going to tackle the first moment I have some spare time.