I have a new project, my second book, "Awakening Write Now," in the works. Also a children's story. I expect to have both completed by mid-summer of 2009.
A novel and some poems.
My big works in progress are a story called "Let My Sting Be Fatal," which is being written in a beautiful leather-bound notebook, and a story called "Fairy Gold," which is an urban fantasy piece. I'm having a lot of fun with both of them.
An 'autobiography' of sorts, just funny stories from my rather strange and unconventional life; plus a more 'heavy' book about a mother/daughter relationship which has always been a series of misunderstandings. This is far more difficult to write than my memoirs.
My novel, The Constant Tower, a fantasy about a world with strange towers.
and my novel, Dark Inheritance, a dark urban fantasy about a succubus who comes to claim a young man she believes she owns.
To pay bills, a video series of documentaries about libraries. I'm also the writer for a syndicated radio music program.
Personally, I'm working on a novella about a boy who wins a contest in which he gets to spend a day with his favorite comic book hero.
And I'm working on a performance piece, which I hope to mount this fall in San Francisco.
Another book of Christian testimonies.
A collaborative novel just for fun with my friend Kate, it will be part of the Girlfriend series.
A very intense 'fairytale' novel about parallel worlds and girls and anger and the emptiness of things.
Memoir about my eight rescued cats, a blog on the decline of traditional media.
As of my last update (October 22nd, 2009) I have decided to break down the barrier of fear I have erected around myself in regard to showing my work to the general public. I have concocted a bit of an experiment: a serial blog that updates once a month. There are multiple stories on the site, but which story gets updated each month is determined by reader votes. I am hoping that somehow this will catch on, but even if it does not, it's fun for me and keeps me in the chair writing at least once a month, if not more. If you are interested, you can visit Ink Raindrops at http://abruce.november-fifth.com/.
I have also chosen to participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for 2009. I think it's a great project and one that I very much would like to support, even if the concept of "winning" terrifies me on many levels! I'm excited to see what I can produce, and I think that I might even surprise myself.
In my free time from those things, I am working on a number of independent game ideas that my husband and I are trying to create. I am trying to craft the story for an epic yet fun and kid-friendly RPG (role-playing game) that we have had in the works for some time. Project Bear, as we call it, has taken a back seat to much of my other writing and his own job right now, but rest assured that it is still alive and still on our minds! I won't mention the other ideas since they are far less fleshed out, and thus less likely to bear fruit in the short term.
You can find me on Twitter (@musestreet) or on Facebook as well, should you care to get to know me on a more personal level. Comments about writing and what I'm up to do happen, though the rest of my updates are liable to be about anything and everything that you probably don't care about.
I am finishing my rewrites for my first novel, which is going to my editor this week.
i am always working on stories about connectivity, and the fact that, like it or not, newspapers as we know them have no future. If a 61-year-old like me can read news on an iPhone or read a book on an electronic reader, it shouldn't be so hard for the younger.
i follow the troops in afghanistan and iraq. At almost any time I could get a tip and break a story. I broke the story from Denver that the Army was blocking Facebook, MySpace, and others. I can't remember if YouTube was among them. Seems unlikely since the army likes to use it for its own propaganda.
I am working on an outline of another book which expands on some of the subjects I did not delve into too deeply in my first book. And I want to find a course that would help me learn to write short fictional stories.
My sixth book is about senior citizens living just to the left of homelessness. Believe it or not, it has a lot of humor.
I blog daily my headlines and podcast them.
I am soon to begin revising my submission of my sci fi novel "Birth of the WEB (Whole Earth Biota)" which describes a post apocalyptic cyberpunk world facing armageddon and founding an interstellar society.
I am soon to revise my autobiography.
I am always making small videos and musical recordings to amuse others.