I have my galley for Lost in Paradise! The galley is the PDF file that I have to go through with a fine-tooth comb, checking for any typos or last errors in formatting. Of course, I've read the first chapter and already I'm itching to change this wording, or that action, which I can't because all the content editing is finished. Why do we always see things we want to change, even at this point? Sigh. Oh, well. Once I do finish proofing the galley, and send it back to my editor, I should have an official book released sometime soon!
Guess what else? I have a short story featured over at The Long and the Short of It, today. I don't normally write short stories (it takes me longer than a few hundred/few thousand words to get a whole plot developed). But "Schoolyard Love," interestingly enough, came out of a random prompt at one of my writers' groups. I sat down and wrote this story (it's very short, about 200 words) in less than an hour. And I really liked it!
So go on over and check it out...then you can come back here and tell me what you think :)