Been so long I don't know how this works anymore! Seriously, I've not posted for two reasons. First, I've been flat out so much at work that I've devoted more time to writing than blogging; and more importantly, I didn't feel like I had anything substantial to add beyond my book and what I've posted thus far, though if people disagree, I'm open to suggestions. Besides writing myself, I've just ended a two-year stint as president of the Sisters in Crime Internet Chapter, which ate up more time than I had anticipated just riding herd on the conflicts, especially between self-published, POD, electronic publishing, mainstream publishing, etc.
However, one person kindly posted a question, which was if there was any more, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to post on what's up with my novel. It is now at another agent, from whom I expect to hear next week. (This agent is a friend's agent who expressed interest earlier, which is why I am confident about dates.) I have rewritten it from first to last, emphasizing a couple of elements that I think are distinctive but which I didn't see previously, also leveraging a fair amount of commentary, including people here. It's now much bigger, too -- 75K to nearly 89,000 -- which fits the emphasis, which is thrilleresque. I have continued to work on the second book, too, and have ideas for the next two or three!