The novel is progressing. Once I’ve forged it into a shape I’m happy with, I’ll make an official announcement of when it will be available. I’ve never worked with an episodic structure and it has provided some challenges.
Keeping things moving in a single direction, slowly building momentum, is like a three-act five-part structure, but the form is very flexible, which is almost too freeing. I’ll post about my experiences with episodic structure once I feel I have it working.
Short story revisions continue. I’ve had good feedback from editors and the stories will be stronger for it. I should have at least two ready for submission next week.
Unfortunately, with the novel and story work there has been no time for working on poetry. The creative energy doesn’t live there right now.