Right now I'm writing. It's a good place to be. I don't have time for much else except my husband, The World's Most Understanding Man. I hope he doesn't stop by to leave a comment that I'm neglecting him too. I make a point to call my mother. Everything else is on an "as needed" basis.
I'm writing two new Uttor books in tandem, Adored and Victory Portrait, because they share a timeline. In Adored, Adora is the more assertive character, quietly pursuing her man while Vallmer spends much of the book confused about what is going on because he came to Uttor planning to propose to someone else. It's up to her to change his mind in the face of disasters that get Vallmer thrown in prison and threaten to keep them apart.
Victory Portrait is a love story between a victorious general and an enslaved prince from one of the countries he conquered. The general is Darius Arrento, a man so fearsome only his emperor can keep him in line... and the emperor wants him to sit for a portrait. Darius resists—until he sees the painter's assistant, a beautiful youth who sets his blood on fire. Readers of the series have already guessed that the enslaved prince is Peta Kordeun. That's him—or at least the inspiration for him—in the pic. The story was up on Literotica for a while as a short story, but is being expanded by 40,000 words to full novel length.
That's a lot of writing. I'm going back to Uttor now...