Monday, July 6, 2009

This Week's WIPs

I've turned in all the edits on Dare to Believe and submitted the re-write on Only In My Dreams. Now I'm turning my attention to my works in progress pile.

What am I currently working on? Two stories at the moment, because both are demanding attention from me.

First up is a holiday novella called Sing We Noelle, a m/f/m menage set in the world of the Gray Court. I've always wanted to do a vampiric Christmas story, and here's my chance.

My other work in progress is Bear Necessities, book one of the new shifter series. It's a m/m/f menage starring a Wolf and two Bears.

But for those of my readers who don't like menages, have no fear. I'm beginning to outline the next True Destiny book, tentatively titled Howl for Me. It will be my first m/m, after which will be a m/f in that same series. And I've submitted a m/f story, Shadow of the Wolf, to Liquid Silver. I'm hoping to hear back from them soon. Oh yes! And Dave and Ben of the Poconos Pack have been howling for my attention. In fact, I've got a lot of people howling in my head right now, which is why I'm working on two projects at once. Wish me luck!


girrlit said...

Dave and Ben! woohoo! Can we move that one up the list? ;)

Dana Marie Bell said...

Uh... lemme check my notes...

They're pretty much outlined (I have to fix a few things since they're going from novella to novel length), but they're on my list right after Bear Necessities and Noble Blood (I think. After that might be Hecate's Own if the characters are talking to me.

Oh! The heroine's name for Hecate's Own is Jo!

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