Time to start using this thing  

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Live Journal seems to have gotten into the habit of changing their TOS at a moments notice, so I think I'll stick with blogger for everything writing related.

Here's a list of my current projects and their status:

Sand In Their Eyes: Memoir of a Desert Queen - Memoir of my 2 1/2 years in Iraq. First draft is finished at over 80,000 words. I'll start the second draft in a couple of weeks. There are many things that I'd forgotten about that must be added.

Simple Matter - a short fantasy about fairy godmothers is about 2/3 finished. I need to get off my butt and finish it by next week.

Unnamed Urban Fantasy - not sure what the length will be. Not sure if I will pursue it. The first scene is complete. This would be significantly different from most UF out there.

Unnamed short horror - It's a rework of From the Closet. I like where this is going, just need to finish it.

Sandstorm - Not sure if it's salvageable. Lovecraftian short set at Al Asad.

Tarantella - Just an idea for now. Short Story. I'm thinking it would be more fantasy than horror. Wonder if I could swing some Sci-Fi with this one.

Lots - A short, dark fantasy. Still in outline stage.

Hunted - Fantasy novel. Am applying The Hero's Journey to it and have solved several of the problems I was having. We'll see how the second draft of Desert Queen goes before I start actually writing this one. I don't want to be in the middle of a new novel when I should be doing heavy editing on something with a good chance of selling.

Two other books set in Hunted world - Just in the idea stage now.