First of all, for those who don't know, WIP stands for Work in Progress. It's a term I learned in the writer world that refers to the authors current books' progress. So this is an update, for all the people wondering what happened to the writing side of my life. (Yes, all of my last posts have been about children. They tend to take over everything, in a good way.)
So first of all-A Circle of Sisters. It's still moving toward publication. I wrote my very first back cover copy for the book last week and I've heard rumors of a cover. Don't fear. It's making steady progress.
As for other works . . .
Oh, wait, did you know I had other works? Like the YA contemporary novel I begged many of you to read months ago? Yeah. It's sitting in a pile with other hopeful novels waiting to be read. But it's been sent out into the big bad world of publishers, so that's progress, even if it's silent for months. We'll let it sit. That's the best place for it.
Do you want to know more?
Should I admit to my current mess of a draft?
Yes, it's fantasy. I had to try my hand at it. It's hard. It takes a lot of time to create worlds, characters, histories, climates, traditions. I've researched everything from old fashioned clothing, seal skin coats made by Eskimos, and tribal paint, to animal and plant life, war, ruins on Islands, and chambered cairns (stone graves.)