I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the RT Booklovers' Convention in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks! I won't be signing at the book fair this year (still a few months before the next book comes out), but I will be hanging out at the Interlude Press Publisher's Spotlight, the Small Press panel and around the convention in general. And if you haven't read Sotto Voce yet? IP will be giving away copies in the Goody Room and at its Publisher's Spotlight! Drop by, say hi, and I'll sign it for you!
Hey there! I've changed things up over on Facebook. I still have my Erin Finnegan page, which is fine for sharing news. What it's not great at is an exchange of ideas, or joining groups. So I have added a regular account so I can participate as an author. You can find the new Erin Finnegan Facebook space here. And you can still find the Erin Finnegan page at Facebook.com/ErinGoFinnegan.
Los Angeles shrinks at night. The metropolis by day rolls up its darkened sidewalks as the last of the clubs close, reluctantly turning the streets over to those who live on them.
The home page has been a bit quiet while I've been working on a project, but I'm still here and active on my tumblr (erinfinnegan) and Twitter @eringofinnegan accounts. More activity here soon—including an announcement of something big in 2016.
After months of sporadic research, I'm finally deep into writing Book #2. The sophomore effort has been a struggle at times, not because of the dreaded writer's block, but because it's been difficult to spend enough time writing to establish the rhythm I need to make any real progress. It's a thing.
Each time I thought I was ready to start, with a story framed, themes outlined, character names determined, something would come along to make me rethink it, question it, reframe it.
As is my habit, I'm writing a story that is at least partially set in California, but not entirely. And it's that "not entirely" that has been my hiccup, I think. If I'm going to write about something, I like to experience it for myself. It's a good thing I'm not a science fiction writer.
So thank you to the airline that just announced a new nonstop route with the rockin' fare sale. I'm renewing my passport, and I'm hitting the road.