I am busy editing my steampunk novel (still untitled) for my editor at Harper Voyager, with a January 21st deadline that I am working night and day to meet. It's going to be a busy month.
Because of the looming deadline, I've dropped all work on both The Wizard's Heart and Dark Lord in Training until further notice. Once the first steampunk novel is turned in to Harper Voyager, I imagine I'll soon get the notes for the novella, and I will also need to start drafting the second steampunk novel, as it needs to be turned into my editor around April-ish.
I really want to continue working on Dark Lord in Training as soon as possible, but with The Wizard's Heart, I'm considering waiting until I've turned in the final revisions for the second steampunk novel before I continue working on it. It's been a rough novel to work on, and that's a mixture of poor judgment, worse timing, and increasing burnout. I think some time away will be good for me. And then hopefully, when I get back to it, I can work on it with renewed creativity, finish this draft, and have it ready for publication by the end of the year.
But for now, it's edits edits edits.
Here's to 2015.