The day after the online launch of The 10th Circle…

The champagne’s gone.  (And yes, it was actual French champagne and everything, thank you darling husband)  The house is still a wreck.  The dog has given up on me.  And….

We’re on to Round Two.  It’s like Billie Milholland said on Facebook this morning, “There is no rest for the wicked.”  Or for people who are putting out the next edition of The 10th Circle on November 1.

That’s right.  November 1st of 2011.  Two months.  We’ve got two months to finish stories, tie together story lines, figure out who lived and who died. (And how…) And more importantly, what will happen next in this wild world we’re making from scratch…

I was going to take 2 days off. Take a shower (I didn’t realize I should be penciling these in my daytimer!), clean my kitchen and maybe do some laundry.  Get my house and life back on track.  But when I mentioned this idea to Ryan late last night, there was a LONG pause, and then he said “I don’t think so.”

“One day?” I asked, ever hopeful.


“I’ll talk to you tomorrow,” I sighed.

He was nice and waited until I got up this morning before he loaded me down with the “to do” list for today.  It’s a long one. (But I’m determined to have that shower!)

So now we’re back at it. After all, we’ve got stories to write and worlds to build for The 2nd Circle.

The cool thing?  I can hardly wait!

(If you want to know more about the project — and about where to buy “The 1st Circle,” (besides Amazon) please go to The 10th Circle website.)